EPA reauthorizes use of "cyanide bombs" to kill wildlife

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EPA reauthorizes use of "cyanide bombs" to kill wildlife

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This is disgusting.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/epa-re ... ocid=ientp
At the end of 2018, the EPA proposed the renewed use of sodium cyanide, allowing time for public comment until March. More than 99.9 percent of comments urged the EPA to ban M-44s, according to an analysis by the Center for Biological Diversity and Western Environmental Law Center.

"The overwhelming majority of comments from the general public, including the more than 20,0000 letters from the write-in campaign, did not support the continued registration of sodium cyanide predacide uses (M-44 devices)," the EPA wrote in its proposal. Opponents sited the dangers to residential areas and ecological concerns.
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Just another day in Trumplandia.

I wonder who benefits from this. Where is the profit?....edit ah, the farmers and ranchers of course. US govt doing it on their behalf.
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I'm really starting to hate this country.
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Speaking of killing more animals...

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/12/clim ... anges.html
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Monday announced that it would change the way the Endangered Species Act is applied, significantly weakening the nation’s bedrock conservation law credited with rescuing the bald eagle, the grizzly bear and the American alligator from extinction.

The changes could clear the way for new mining, oil and gas drilling, and development in areas where protected species live. The new rules will make it harder to consider the effects of climate change on wildlife when deciding whether a given species warrants protection. They would most likely shrink critical habitats and, for the first time, allow economic factors to be taken into account when making determinations.
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Why the [expletive] not, right? Drill baby drill.
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And it just gets worse and worse.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/ani ... pVSG2al-ts
The Trump administration will allow Americans to bring tusks and other elephant body parts back to this country as trophies, in a pivot away from the support President Trump voiced last year for an Obama-era trophy ban.

The decision, announced quietly in a March 1 memorandum from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, withdrew previous rulings on trophy hunting and said the agency would allow sport hunters to receive permits for the trophy items
Time for some elephant hunting trophies!
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