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America’s mad scramble for space

Nicholas Carlson  November 15, 2022


Hello, Insiders. Today’s the day Donald Trump has been hyping up. He’s going to be making a “special announcement” at Mar-a-Lago — and it’s widely expected he’ll be announcing his 2024 presidential bid. The event is scheduled for 9 p.m. ET (of course, prime time), and comes just one week after the GOP underperformed versus expectations in the midterms. And it seems like Trump’s previously powerful support within the party is dying out.


In the run up to today’s event, some of his longtime allies are sounding less than enthusiastic. Rep. Mo Brooks said it would be a “bad mistake” for Trump to be the nominee. And when asked by Politico if he would endorse Trump 2024, even Sen. Lindsey Graham said, “Let’s see what he says … I’ll tell you after Georgia.” So if Trump is doing what everyone expects him to do tonight, he might be going it alone in the GOP. Stay tuned.

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Get ready for a mad scramble for space that’s going to transform the entire country, because the push for green energy could trigger a Great American Land Rush.


It’s been decades in the making, and the US is finally starting to take meaningful action to tackle the climate crisis. But from expansive solar and wind farms to sprawling storage facilities, a big chunk of America’s surface area will need to be transformed to meet the country’s carbon goals.


However, green technology isn’t the only thing competing for valuable space. As the population and economy grow, the US also needs room for residential buildings, factories, and farms — begging the question: do we have enough space for all of this?

Read why there may be some serious land battles on the horizon.

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