President Biden has reversed Donald Trump’s 85% cuts in the protection of the vast Bears Ears National Monument!

The US Interior Secretary, Deb Haaland, the first Indigenous cabinet secretary, fought back tears as she applauded the administration’s actions for “bending the arc of the moral universe toward justice”.

Joe Biden with interior secretary Deb Haaland

Might the same thing happen over here at a time when the focus of the world is on the good of the planet and its heritage, and Britain is keen to occupy the moral high ground at COP 26? After all, in a long-term context, how can cancelling the too-short tunnel and preserving the World Heritage landscape for humanity for another thousand years NOT be “bending the arc of the moral universe toward justice”?