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Trump in Bismarck

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On May 26th, I went to hear Donald Trump speak at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck, ND. I spoke with supporters and protesters outside the event, trying to get an idea of what people here think of the presumptive Republican nominee.

Donald Trump talked about energy policy when he was here. Here's the gist: in Trump's first 100 days, he wants to rescind basically everything that Obama did, he wants to make it a policy to ignore the Paris climate agreements and any other global climate change initiatives, he wants Keystone XL to resubmit their permit so he can approve it, he wants us to make so much oil and coal that not only are we completely energy independent by using it, we're also exporting more of it to countries around the world — Trump talked about ND being at the forefront of an 'energy revolution' because of horizontal drilling & fracking. No wind energy by the way because hey guess what it 'kills millions of birds'!! It was terrifying, honestly just terrifying hearing all of these people cheer on these ridiculous ideas and then spewing hatred, fear, isolationism...

The only real energy revolution is going to be one that abandons fossil fuels for renewables and works to repair the global damages of capitalism, colonialism and climate change.

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Prairie Goth Bismarck, North Dakota

Sad trans girl throws a trash party. Moonrise conversations, sonic science experiments, and the most toxic poetry the great plains has ever seen. Hail Satan!

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