America's wilderness is for sale

  • Published on Nov 13, 2019
  • We need more copper. Is it worth destroying this place?
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    The Trump administration has opened up America's public lands to mining and fossil fuel companies on an unprecedented scale, lifting decades-long protections from millions of acres of wilderness across the country. In Minnesota, one proposed copper mine is pitting neighbors against each other as they weigh the benefits of new mining jobs against the environmental consequences of a new mines. It’s an old American debate that’s been further complicated here by an unforgiving reality: We need copper, and there are not that many places to get it. is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out
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Comments • 5 281

  • Adrian
    Adrian 15 minutes ago

    So very American of them...

  • Elisa’s Broadcast
    Elisa’s Broadcast 14 hours ago

    What can we do to stop this

  • Elisa’s Broadcast
    Elisa’s Broadcast 14 hours ago

    This makes me so mad!

  • Kliche travels
    Kliche travels 15 hours ago

    For every section of protected land opened up by Trump or any president, punishment of fines an imprisonment would be implemented...

  • Nisha Ni
    Nisha Ni 19 hours ago

    We need/ want the copper but we cant extract it until there is a safe way to do so and hold business accountable if we saw negative implications on the environment even if its 10 years later

  • 123jcoolmusic
    123jcoolmusic Day ago

    What ever happened to the copper vein in Superior AZ. Look it up

  • noah thorpe
    noah thorpe Day ago

    " not many places to get it (copper)" RECYCLE OUR ELECTRONICS

  • TheAdekrijger
    TheAdekrijger Day ago

    It is so special and so unigue and it is still the same because Trump didn't do anything to those areas it is the media who are sponsering the democrats are lying to you. By the way your live is based on industry so look for better solutions. But do not act like you can do without heavy metals. It is in the very device you are watching this with.

  • Bald Spidey
    Bald Spidey Day ago

    In survival, we think of the three's: 3 minutes w/o Oxygen, 3 hours in extreme conditions (hot/cold), 3 days w/o water, and 3 weeks w/o food (more for some); and the body breaks down and can cause harm, and/or death. Your life, and your land, without water is worthless. Working 30 + years in the field of Emergency Response, Emergency Management, and in the Environmental Field has allowed me to see the "life span" of these types of operations come, exploit, and leave a dead zone + a useless zone. I have yet to see an industry like this not leave a foot print. Don't think in the now, act for the future.
    not sure i agree with this "i dipped my cup in the water from my canoe and drank it" ... the times of year you can do this w/o impact is minimal.

  • Jeron Fishburn
    Jeron Fishburn 2 days ago +2

    We're never going to "run out" of copper. We still have the same amount of copper now as we've always had.

  • Jacob S
    Jacob S 2 days ago

    What an epic intro

  • mbassy
    mbassy 2 days ago

    Not worth it. Save the forest

  • Moe Snert
    Moe Snert 2 days ago +5

    Only when the last plant has died, and the last fish has died will people learn you can't eat money

    • Moe Snert
      Moe Snert 3 hours ago

      It's from a song.

    • kevin
      kevin 7 hours ago

      I've seen that quote like 5 times today, get another one.

  • Daniel Ibarra
    Daniel Ibarra 2 days ago +1

    I'm not from the USA but love the environment this is sad

  • Kyleigh DiGiovanni
    Kyleigh DiGiovanni 3 days ago

    There was a post I saw that I don’t remember who said it but put this the best” I want to skip to the end of the movie about trump to the fade out credits- when we find out how much prison time they each got”. I swear if someone takes him out I will track down that person to give them a fruit basket- it would be poetic if the administrations lax gun policies are what wind up killing them. I can dream, but I get the feeling this is going to get much worse before it gets better, if it ever does get better

  • Prod. Dimension77
    Prod. Dimension77 3 days ago

    Thank you Roosevelt Ily ♥

  • The Things
    The Things 3 days ago +1

    Time for a biopic about Theodore Roosevelt with Nick Offerman, could save the forests

  • Tori Sylvester
    Tori Sylvester 4 days ago

    This is a new low.

  • R F
    R F 4 days ago

    Maybe copper is in the ground for another reason other than IS to destroy the earth and dig it up

  • C
    C 4 days ago

    So do we want one old dude to be able to fish alone on a massive lake or benefit in billions of dollars in mining. Lol the left

  • Tia
    Tia 5 days ago

    Send all the peeps to the mars let them build their city,bank and rich think and let go the earth for us

  • SS Gaming
    SS Gaming 5 days ago

    In Mongolia 🇲🇳 too

  • Christopher fontenelle

    This man is pure Evil

    MATATA 5 days ago

    This is tragic. I visited the Boundary waters for a canoeing trip and I can confirm that the water tastes like Dasani.

  • bball33g
    bball33g 5 days ago

    I think this is a very well made video. Does anyone know where I can find the sources for this video?

  • Davinio
    Davinio 5 days ago

    Without excessive mining, I wouldn't have been able to watch this video and subscribe to your channel.

  • Sam Francis
    Sam Francis 5 days ago

    Is there any way to make Trump leave the white house?

    MUSTASCH1O 6 days ago

    If they can afford to pay the locals $90000 to mine, they can afford to find a way to store that waste.
    It makes me sick seeing all those people cheering at a decision that will waste this beautiful landscape. I sincerely hope they don't pollute the waterways, and when the copper has run out, they clean up properly. Probably not though, the profits will likely go to apathetic shareholders and none will be kept for decomissioning the mine.

  • Juno
    Juno 6 days ago +1

    one more year ... yeah ONE MORE YEAR!

  • Juan Melgar
    Juan Melgar 6 days ago +3

    Make a hole on the ground....make your profit and then let the taxpayers socialize the clean up of the mess. That's how these companies work.

    • Kathy Franklund
      Kathy Franklund 3 days ago +1

      Juan Melgar yes they destroy the land and ruin the water.than they want taxpayers to clean up the mess,on our dime,or should I say trillions of dollars,but that can’t fix what is broken and can’t be fixed! Trump only cares about the all Mighty dollar for The people who praising him.

  • Angello! R.
    Angello! R. 6 days ago +2

    And another state with awesome natural scenery falls down cause of government and people greediness.

    • TeenageCapitalist
      TeenageCapitalist 3 days ago

      @Alex Siemers ita not like jobs and copper grow in trees

    • TeenageCapitalist
      TeenageCapitalist 3 days ago

      @Alex Siemers what do you mean? Its not like the mining company's dont recycle. Jobs in the recycling industry dont pay as well as mining. We need mining and at the moment (key word at the moment) instead of recylcing in America.

    • Alex Siemers
      Alex Siemers 3 days ago

      TeenageCapitalist jobs can exist without tearing apart the environment. If anything, the effort needed to recycle materials would provide more jobs than getting them fresh from the ground.

    • TeenageCapitalist
      TeenageCapitalist 5 days ago

      Its not greed its jobs

  • Ricky
    Ricky 6 days ago

    Mining asteroids for precious resources is perfect, thanks Trump for the effort with space force

  • tyler maloney
    tyler maloney 7 days ago

    Looks like you need to add insurable values on natural resources such as Fish Tree and Game.
    Adjust this value so you can afford a modest livelihood.

  • Rabin
    Rabin 7 days ago +3

    You know what is more toxic than arsenic??
    Trump is 😠

    • TeenageCapitalist
      TeenageCapitalist 4 days ago

      @AWP AWP did you not read what I said. They have a clean up plan. Right now what is good for people is food on the table.

    • AWP AWP
      AWP AWP 4 days ago

      @TeenageCapitalist jobs that also are ruining a beautiful part of America. All we are known for is land of the free at this point.

    • TeenageCapitalist
      TeenageCapitalist 5 days ago

      @Rabin he is not destroying anything. Mining companies ALWAYS have a clean up plan. Trump is just trying to create jobs for people. Jobs that put food on the table.

    • Rabin
      Rabin 5 days ago

      @TeenageCapitalist Are you nuts?
      Can't you see....he is destroying the forest that was untouched for centuries

    • TeenageCapitalist
      TeenageCapitalist 5 days ago

      How is Trump toxic?

  • Athaporn MCorp Review

    When u look at old literature, armies settlers and nomads all drink 🍹 from rivers. U can’t find Evian or Poland 🇵🇱 springs. It’s juz polluted these days

  • TrolledYouSilly
    TrolledYouSilly 7 days ago +6

    Trump really has no regard for wildlife.

    • TeenageCapitalist
      TeenageCapitalist 4 days ago

      @AWP AWP yes I did and Trump is creating jobs not activley cuting down trees.

    • AWP AWP
      AWP AWP 4 days ago

      @TeenageCapitalist did you not watch the video?

    • TeenageCapitalist
      TeenageCapitalist 5 days ago

      How do you know?

  • johnyyots
    johnyyots 7 days ago

    And yet you (vox) are able to make videos like this due to machines that need copper to function. So if we don't mine for copper here, it will be mined somewhere else. So how is the problem resolved? It's not, out of sight out of mind doesn't mean the Earth is less polluted because we didn't see the manufacturing process. And there is the solution, new way of extraction, and processing for copper. Dangerous heavy metals are in our waters, they have been there since we started mining. Examples are watch any gold panning videos.

  • Jamie Ingels
    Jamie Ingels 7 days ago +1

    Why don't they just start mining our Landfills for copper....

    • TeenageCapitalist
      TeenageCapitalist 5 days ago

      Landfills cant be mined for copper. If you want your electronics to be mined for copper recycle them.

    • John Brattan
      John Brattan 7 days ago

      Best comment in history.

  • Bradford Poole
    Bradford Poole 7 days ago +2

    My grandfather used to be a tour guide in the boundary water, he always tells me about it and I swear if I don’t get to go one day because of copper....

    • Bradford Poole
      Bradford Poole 6 days ago

      Nida Khatri yes!

    • Nida Khatri
      Nida Khatri 6 days ago

      @Bradford Poole wow is it still active now?

    • Bradford Poole
      Bradford Poole 7 days ago

      He ended up making a company called wilderness canoe trips in Wilmington Delaware because he loved it so much

  • SirVlogs
    SirVlogs 8 days ago

    So money does grow on trees?

  • Lord Askia mohanmend

    The real owners never benefit anymore from the land

  • Robert Lamacraft
    Robert Lamacraft 8 days ago

    Eventually, we need to replace Earth mining with asteroid mining, but that isn’t going to be possible until it makes economic sense. I’m not saying it should be our first priority, but over the next say 200 years we need it to be more and more difficult to mine the Earth

  • TransHuman
    TransHuman 8 days ago

    Behold the end game of capitalism. Everything is for sale.

  • Trevor George
    Trevor George 8 days ago

    Drill baby drill

  • lalit Sharma
    lalit Sharma 9 days ago

    Not just the company makes profits but gov and all people makes profits and same goes for loss

  • Jimmy Neutron
    Jimmy Neutron 9 days ago

    Welp time to get rich and buy all those lands.

  • Shvd Blvck Worldwide

    Where’s all the Trump supporters now?

    JAVIER MORALES 9 days ago +3

    Is almost like you cannot hear a bad new without hearing one of his political speeches related to it, you know who I'm talking about.

  • jj a
    jj a 9 days ago

    No one asked the wildlife😔,what if it was the other way around😑

  • J'zargo Valyrian
    J'zargo Valyrian 9 days ago

    If America actually took better care of its people, even the miners, Trump would had not been so successful at convincing rural America to vote for him.
    Trump is not the cause, he is a symptom.

    • TeenageCapitalist
      TeenageCapitalist 5 days ago

      Rural america votes for him because he wants them to succseed. The Democratic Party cares more for the minorities and the city dwellers then the people that make the food for people to eat.

  • Arshh khan
    Arshh khan 9 days ago +2

    2020 let's all vote!!! Research Learn and Vote...🇺🇲✌🙏

  • Crazy White boy
    Crazy White boy 10 days ago

    They better not 💁‍♂️

  • Vojtěch Pithart
    Vojtěch Pithart 10 days ago

    It isnt worth it!

  • Jessica Aguirre
    Jessica Aguirre 10 days ago

    You can't drink money !!!!

  • Julian Thomas
    Julian Thomas 10 days ago

    the answer is no

  • Keegan [GoatLord]
    Keegan [GoatLord] 10 days ago

    3:21 I was waiting for this amazing town, me and my family have went to camp van vac near here for decades every summer. it is a great place and if it were destroyed for mining that would honestly break my heart

  • Bryan Alexis
    Bryan Alexis 10 days ago

    He drink water from River
    Bacteria hold up

  • The Mountain Sage
    The Mountain Sage 10 days ago

    We are for sure living in satans, end of days beast system. When the last pieces of Gods untouched creation are trampled on, hopefully God gets to the wicked before they get to ruin the last pieces of eden on Earth

    • TeenageCapitalist
      TeenageCapitalist 5 days ago

      God gifted us the ability to re plant. This is how modern america works. Mining companys will clean up. Lumber company's re plant. Over the past 100 years the amount of trees has actually grown in America. God made this land. He made it to be temporary. God always will love us never punish out of hate. We maintain the land we live in even when we destroy it!

  • Mark TheZealot
    Mark TheZealot 10 days ago

    It’s not Trumps fault, it’s the workers in the community who take advantage of the $90k per year job opportunities and the guy you showed in the video working for the company. Stop blaming governments and systems. There would be no mining without individual efforts.

  • Stephen Fairbanks
    Stephen Fairbanks 10 days ago

    No it’s not.