President Donald Trump is rolling back Obama's Antiquities Act declarations that made vast tracts of the Utah public lands off limits for development, mining, grazing and hunting.
Obama was using laws designed to protect heritage sites as a means to exert federal control over state lands.
In Canada, we are seeing similar things happen to prevent oil and gas development, with both Trudeau and Rachel Notley strategically turning areas into parks or wildlife preserves to prevent energy infrastructure from getting built.
With Trump's latest actions, the American war on natural resources is over and the economy is the winner.
This could spell trouble for Canada as municipalities, provinces and the federal government make it harder and more expensive to do business here.
My special guest, BC Bureau Chief Christopher Wilson joins me to discuss what having an anti-development NDP government means in British Columbia, and what Donald Trump's embrace of a fossil fuel revival means to Canada.