Protecting campaign donors and the 1% elites, our government does not want you to have any information on what and how bad their political donors are screwing our public lands and destroying our environment and health. Destroying records on mining, oil, extraction of resources and more leaves us in the dark so they can continue to pillage, poison and make even more profit with no clean up costs or liability.
ALERT From a Government Librarian:
I wanted to alert you to a very disturbing thing happening in the National Archives world that may severely impact research, especially historical and scientific research.
The Dept of interior is asking for permission to destroy records about oil and gas leases, mining, dams, wells, timber sales, marine conservation, fishing, endangered species, non-endangered species, critical habitats, land acquisition, and lots more. Basically records from every agency within the Interior Department, including the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, US Fish & Wildlife Service, US Geological Survey, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and others.
This is all content that would normally go to NARA for collection and preservation. This is disturbing; this administration is basically just destroying records so they’ll never be accessible.
There’s an October 29 deadline for comment to NARA: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please forward to your networks and researchers who may be effected.
More information: https://altgov2.org/doi-records-destruction/
NARA’s appraisal memo https://altgov2.org/wp-content/uploads/DAA-0048-2015-0003_Appraisal_Memo.pdf
This is tragic and terrible.
James R. Jacobs
123D Green Library