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 regulations  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. 

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.  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….Carol 

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 Act—changes that will, according to conservation advocates, weaken legislation that has played a pivotal role in protecting the nation’s at-risk wildlife.

Signed by President Richard Nixon in 1973, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) currently 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 the bald eagle, the humpback whale, the California Condor and the American alligator. But as Reuters notes, “the 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.”

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

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Carol graduated from Riverside White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and received her diploma as a registered nurse. She attended Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Literature. She attended the University of Toledo, College of Nursing, and received a Master's of Nursing Science Degree as an Educator.

She has traveled extensively, is a photographer, and writes on medical issues. Carol has three children RJ, Katherine, and Stephen - two daughters-in-law; Suzy and Katie - two granddaughters; Isabella Marianna and Zoe Olivia - and one grandson, Alexander Paul. She also shares her life with husband Gordon Duff, many cats, two rescue pups, and two guinea pigs.

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  1. The sudden loss of insects this year will reverberate throughout a decade or longer if nothing is done. The tuning of nature is a fine instrument, and when it is out of tune,.. the noise will be intolerable. I see nothing posted by the DEC or any agency about it, but I have talked to many, and they all see it.

  2. In my opinion there are far more endangered considering the storms, floods and fires, the never-ending paving, and condition of farmlands as to ‘gmos’ and so much else, the situation is large and concerning. Also while this pertains to animals there is the matter of honeybees. I have not seen a single bee in over a month, only nasty wasps, one of which stung me a week ago. I haven’t been stung in forty years, it was as if it was an electric volt rather than what I remember as a sting, probably just how the chemical reacts but in any case, where are the bees. Frankly this is more gross dereliction by trump. By the way my non-capitalizing is on purpose as I don’t capitalize what I don’t respect. Thanks for pointing this out Carol, shame how many ignore. What’s that song – don’t it always seem to go, that you don’t know what you’ve got til’ it’s gone, they paved Paradise and put (down) a parking lot.

    • 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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