Behind Trump's Energy Dominance

Jul 11, 2018

President Donald Trump has pledged allegiance to what he calls America’s “energy dominance.” This is good news for the oil and gas industry. We examine what this means for Alaskan villagers coping with climate change, Native American artifacts in Utah and songbirds flying over the U.S.  

To find out, we talk with a former top Interior Department official who became a whistleblower after working to help relocate Alaskan Native villages threatened by warming temperatures. We also examine the influence of the energy industry on the Trump administration, and visit public lands in southeastern Utah, where parcels leased for oil and gas exploration contain sensitive Native American archeological sites.