The Trump administration, in their never-ending quest to ruin everything we hold dear, has imperiled the chances of the first bee to be classified as endangered in the U.S.
The Natural Resources Defense Council is stepping in and suing Trump for delaying action on protecting the bee. An executive order signed last month issued a 60-day halt on new regulations which stopped protection measures from going into effect.
“Without valid explanation, opportunity for public input, or other legally required process [the Fish and Wildlife Service] is denying the bee the essential protections of the law,” the complaint said.
The rusty patched bumble bee was once found in 28 states, but due to loss of wild prairies and exposure to pesticides as well as the impacts of climate change, the bee’s future is uncertain.
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