Trump Downsizes Endangered Species Act: An Illegal Gift for Trump Cronies

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Health Editor’s Note: Instead of seeking solutions for the very real global/earth extinction crisis, with up to one million animal and plant species in jeopardy, the Trump administration wants more regulationsĀ  which will hog tie conservation efforts. Pollution, overfishing, deforestation, climate change, and poaching are all real threats and not only the creatures who inhabit the earth but also the to earth’s well-being does and will suffer if these areas are ignored/downsized/eliminated.Ā 

Trump and His republican lackeys are ignoring these very real threats to healthy biodiversity in favor of kissing up to mining and oil industries who rape and pillage the earth for their own wealth. Humans are the care takers of living being on this earth.Ā  Humans are not up to the task. Keeping species of plants and animals from going extinct should not be a political affair, not hardly. Read this article to see how the Endangered Species Act would become ineffective if Trump and his republicans have their way….CarolĀ 

Trump Administration Overhauls How the Endangered Species Act Is Enforced

by Brigit Katz Smithsonian.com



The Trump administration announced on Monday that it will implement several changes to the Endangered Species Actā€”changes that will, according to conservation advocates, weaken legislation that has played a pivotal role in protecting the nationā€™s at-risk wildlife.

Signed by President Richard Nixon in 1973, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) currentlyĀ protects 1,663 animal and plant species, 388 of which are considered threatened and 1,275 are endangered. The law has been credited with helping bring multiple species back from the brink of extinction, among them theĀ bald eagle, theĀ humpback whale, theĀ California CondorĀ and theĀ American alligator. But asĀ ReutersĀ notes, ā€œthe law has long been a source of frustration for drillers, miners and other industries because new listings can put vast swathes of land off limits to development.ā€

Republicans have longĀ pushed for an overhaul of the law. And theĀ new rules, which are expected to go into effect next month, ā€œappear very likely to clear the way for new mining, oil and gas drilling, and development in areas where protected species live,ā€ according to Lisa Friedman of theĀ New York Times.

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  1. Yellow jackets only get you later in the year; sometimes they bite and carry off some flesh. No Honey Bees here in Glen Burnie; some Bumble Bees. I plant lots of flowers. Not many Grasshoppers; less than a dozen. One Praying Mantis that looked like it was half dead. And hardly any Mosquitos. No Fireflies, Ladybugs, Snails, Slugs. The Ants and Crickets are hanging in there; but biomass of Insecta is diminished to extinction levels. No Tomato Horn Worms,. Very few Monarch Butterflies, one Luna moth. No insects around the porch light at night and none on the windshield. I drive a truck 200 miles a day. Fukushima/Monsanto/RFR or all of these.

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