Some things are renewable and some things IF we plunder them they are gone forever.
I am a conservative, a true conservative, not like these sell out GOP politicians.
As I have said before liberals are the only true conservatives today.
Even libertarians would rather see a man, Cliven Bundy, deface a federally owned reserve with his cattle rather than make restitution with the American people.
I say "American people" because the U.S. Federal Government IS the American people! That was at least before the GOP and their gerrymandering corporate masters bought off a few supreme court judges.
These Federal Reserves are part of the conservationist ideal of preserving the future while innovating with technology and science (both fields liberals dominate in) to preserve these resources that once they perish so do we.
You don't hear the GOP screaming about the need for more R&D and innovative technologies so we can free ourselves from using fossil fuels that took millions of years to form. They are also destroying the public education system with crazy religion. They call this science research and innovation, "regulations"...
Capitalism and the free market, smaller government that the GOP touts these are instruments where the wealthy can continue to profiteer from the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources.