America's wilderness is for sale

  • Am 13 Nov 2019 veröffentlicht
  • 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 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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  • George Ramirez
    George Ramirez Vor 3 Stunden

    swamps and lowland where u cant get flood insurance plenty of that I need highland like national park

  • Yash Chamadia
    Yash Chamadia Vor 19 Stunden

    There must be some better way to dispose off harmful waste. Here it's not only economy vs environment but it's also America vs China.

  • Tong Lee
    Tong Lee Vor Tag

    Don't do it.. space Minning is one it's way

  • Garry M
    Garry M Vor Tag

    Many of the world's problems would solve themselves with just some form of population control

  • Joey Miller
    Joey Miller Vor Tag

    Has anyone thought about making a full-length independent documentary about this?

  • Ralph Nabozny
    Ralph Nabozny Vor Tag

    wonder full , to many people in this continent al; ready. peru is full of copper. its been bought for 70 years

  • American Patriot
    American Patriot Vor 2 Tage

    If you don’t want copper mining don’t buy electronics, wires, homes, cars ... etc ... 🤗

  • Jiany Star Massa vich
    Jiany Star Massa vich Vor 2 Tage +1

    I wish I had billions. I'd buy huge parcels and leave it

  • BlueLagoon
    BlueLagoon Vor 3 Tage

    Why not have dry stacks but keep them covered. Build buildings that dry them out and prevent the dust from getting into the air then remove the waste to a location more suitable.

  • Plymouthian ZR
    Plymouthian ZR Vor 3 Tage

    Vox: Makes stuff like this that we need to be aware of.
    Also Vox: “reference man” (who happens to be white, lawl).

  • Vegard Fjeldberg
    Vegard Fjeldberg Vor 3 Tage

    capital should be owned by workers, not individuals.

  • Joey Childs
    Joey Childs Vor 3 Tage

    I’m a trump supporter. I voted for him in 2016, and plan on voting for him in 2020, but this is unacceptable and America’s forests must be protected. They don’t understand what could ultimately happen if they allow mines. The entire forests and ecosystems would fall

  • Battle Tiger 66
    Battle Tiger 66 Vor 4 Tage +1

    Why mine a national park :(

  • nightmare in action
    nightmare in action Vor 4 Tage

    well goodbya beauty

  • Richard Tapales
    Richard Tapales Vor 4 Tage

    detrone TRUMP....

  • F0R_TH3 PE0PL3
    F0R_TH3 PE0PL3 Vor 5 Tage

    Why does it have to be one, or the other??? The is what Vox wants you to think!!! These areas are still protected, and any company that plans to remove any minerals from these areas, will have to do so while protecting the environment!!! And yes the current environment!!!

  • Jake Finzel
    Jake Finzel Vor 5 Tage

    Go get the copper then nature will regrow

  • Regius Feedback
    Regius Feedback Vor 5 Tage +3

    corporations are the enemy. Groups of people gathered.

  • gaming ilove
    gaming ilove Vor 5 Tage +1

    You cannot call a place “wild”erness then turnaround and say its for sale.

  • Night Driving Tunes
    Night Driving Tunes Vor 6 Tage

    Don't worry, once the copper there is all mined 20 years from now, the taxpayers there will pay for the cleanup.

  • Alex Turner
    Alex Turner Vor 6 Tage

    Nothing matters, the people in charge do not care about those alive today - why would they care for the future?

  • Man O Fresh
    Man O Fresh Vor 7 Tage

    First of all, where do you think the copper $$$ will go? I don't trust him to secure the money for America without taking a significant stake in it first.

  • Matheus S
    Matheus S Vor 7 Tage

    pretty sure you can still get all sorts of diseases and parasites no matter how "clean" the water of a lake is

  • I Epic Wolfy
    I Epic Wolfy Vor 7 Tage

    So what about the places that do mine iron ore? Do we outsource to some distant land being destroyed. How do people obtain new metals without destruction?

  • CooperDaScooper
    CooperDaScooper Vor 7 Tage +7

    Mayor: "$25k isnt enough to by a house"
    *is apart of the generation that rose housing prices*

  • CooperDaScooper
    CooperDaScooper Vor 7 Tage +14

    "When the mine closed everything was hit with a depression" so opening another mine that will ultimately close one day is your solution to that problem?

  • Adrian
    Adrian Vor 7 Tage

    So very American of them...

  • Elisa’s Broadcast
    Elisa’s Broadcast Vor 8 Tage

    What can we do to stop this

  • Elisa’s Broadcast
    Elisa’s Broadcast Vor 8 Tage

    This makes me so mad!

  • Kliche travels
    Kliche travels Vor 8 Tage

    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 Vor 8 Tage

    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 Vor 8 Tage

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

  • noah thorpe
    noah thorpe Vor 9 Tage +6

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

  • TheAdekrijger
    TheAdekrijger Vor 9 Tage

    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 Vor 9 Tage

    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 Vor 10 Tage +5

    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 Vor 10 Tage

    What an epic intro

  • mbassy
    mbassy Vor 10 Tage

    Not worth it. Save the forest

    • TeenageCapitalist
      TeenageCapitalist Vor 7 Tage

      Say that to the miners without a job. The people that need food on the table for their family.

  • Moe Snert
    Moe Snert Vor 10 Tage +6

    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 Vor 7 Tage

      kevin okie dokie

    • kevin
      kevin Vor 7 Tage

      @Moe Snert that must be why it's so annoying.

    • Moe Snert
      Moe Snert Vor 7 Tage

      It's from a song.

    • kevin
      kevin Vor 7 Tage +2

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

  • Daniel Ibarra
    Daniel Ibarra Vor 10 Tage +1

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

  • Kyleigh DiGiovanni
    Kyleigh DiGiovanni Vor 10 Tage

    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 Vor 10 Tage

    Thank you Roosevelt Ily ♥

  • The Things
    The Things Vor 11 Tage +3

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

  • Tori Sylvester
    Tori Sylvester Vor 11 Tage

    This is a new low.

  • R F
    R F Vor 12 Tage

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

  • C
    C Vor 12 Tage +1

    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

    • TeenageCapitalist
      TeenageCapitalist Vor 2 Tage

      @Lynn McNeely what are talking about. I am tired of my generation and the one above me comming up with the dumbest thing ever!

    • Lynn McNeely
      Lynn McNeely Vor 4 Tage

      @TeenageCapitalist Not gonna lie drinking leads not good for you mate.

    • TeenageCapitalist
      TeenageCapitalist Vor 7 Tage

      @Lynn McNeely
      Him: makes a valid point
      You: comes up with an insult that does not make any sense.

    • Lynn McNeely
      Lynn McNeely Vor 9 Tage

      Ok boomer

  • Tia
    Tia Vor 12 Tage

    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 Vor 12 Tage

    In Mongolia 🇲🇳 too

  • Christopher fontenelle

    This man is pure Evil

    MATATA Vor 13 Tage

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

  • bball33g
    bball33g Vor 13 Tage

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

  • Davinio
    Davinio Vor 13 Tage

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

  • Sam Francis
    Sam Francis Vor 13 Tage

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

    MUSTASCH1O Vor 14 Tage

    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 Vor 14 Tage +1

    one more year ... yeah ONE MORE YEAR!

  • Juan Melgar
    Juan Melgar Vor 14 Tage +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 Vor 11 Tage +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. Vor 14 Tage +2

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

    • TeenageCapitalist
      TeenageCapitalist Vor 11 Tage

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

    • TeenageCapitalist
      TeenageCapitalist Vor 11 Tage

      @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 Vor 11 Tage

      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 Vor 13 Tage

      Its not greed its jobs

  • Ricky
    Ricky Vor 14 Tage

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

  • tyler maloney
    tyler maloney Vor 14 Tage

    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 Vor 14 Tage +3

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

    • TeenageCapitalist
      TeenageCapitalist Vor 12 Tage

      @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 Vor 12 Tage

      @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 Vor 13 Tage

      @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 Vor 13 Tage

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

    • TeenageCapitalist
      TeenageCapitalist Vor 13 Tage

      How is Trump toxic?