28 Jul '11, 6pm

Tea Party will protect humans from manatees

Tea Party will protect humans from manatees

Photo: OZinOH Cross-posted from ThinkProgress Green . Florida Tea Party members believe that federal efforts to protect manatees from extinction are part of a United Nations conspiracy to place manatee over man. Freshman Rep. Rich Nugent (R-Fla.) is now standing up for the Tea Partiers against the feared manatee overlords, offering an amendment to the FY 2012 Interior and Environment appropriations bill (HR 2584) that would block the creation of a manatee refuge in Citrus County: U.S. Rep. Rich Nugent is asking Congress to withhold funding for a proposed manatee-protection rule involving Crystal River and King's Bay, effectively stopping the rule before it starts. The planned refuge would place speed limits on motor boats, to protect the nearly extinct species of herbivorous, aquatic mammals from maiming, disfigurement, and death. Other crazed amendments offered to the FY ...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/politics/2011-07-28-tea-party-will-p...

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