Trump Admin Moves to End Protections for Endangered Fish

 

In 376 days this nightmare will be over.

The Trump administration has announced a plan to divert water to California farmers, fulfilling a campaign promise by the president, but contradicting federal biologists who found the plan would drive endangered salmon closer to extinction and could harm other fish.

An analysis completed by NOAA Fisheries biologists in July found the administration’s proposed plan jeopardized the future of endangered fish. Under federal law, they are then required to impose limits, such as restricting how much water can be pumped to farms from the state’s rivers.

Instead, the administration removed those biologists from the project and brought in other staff to rewrite their decision.

LINK (via: EcoWatch)

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