Under Trump, You Can Drill On Public Land For $1.50 Per Acre. Who’s Buying? | On Point

In this April 24, 2015 file photo, pump jacks work in a field near Lovington, N.M. (Charlie Riedel, File/AP)

With Meghna Chakrabarti April 03, 2019

America’s public lands are being leased for oil and gas speculation for less than a cup of coffee per acre. We look at the push and the pushback.


Carl Segerstrom, contributing editor at High County News. (@Carlschirps)

Amy Myers Jaffe, David M. Rubenstein senior fellow for energy and the environment, and director of the program on energy security and climate change at the Council on Foreign Relations. Co-chair of the Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy’s Women in Energy Steering Committee. Co-author of “Oil, Dollars, Debt and Crises: The Global Curse of Black Gold.” (@AmyJaffeenergy)

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