29 Sep '17, 6pm

Trump Administration Denies Endangered Species Protection for Kenk's Amphipod:

For Immediate Release, September 29, 2017 Contact: Brett Hartl, (202) 817-8121, [email protected] Trump Administration Denies Endangered Species Protection for Kenk's Amphipod Tiny Washington, D.C. Crustacean Remains at Grave Risk From Pesticides, Pollution WASHINGTON— The Trump administration denied endangered species protections to the Kenk’s amphipod yesterday, declining to protect the tiny crustacean despite it being found in only a handful of freshwater springs in Washington, D.C. and Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia. In 2016 the Obama administration proposed listing the species under the Endangered Species Act. Every public comment received, including scientific peer review, supported granting protection to the species. “Having lived next to Rock Creek Park for years, I’m sad these little animals won’t have the protections they so badly need,” said Brett Hartl...

Full article: http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/20...

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