Activists now blaming Trump for bumblebee apocalypse

The rusty patched bumblebee. Steve Evans, Wikimedia Commons

Environmentalists are in a lather over White House executive orders they claim will lead to the extinction of the #Endangered rusty patched #bumblebee.

One is an executive order (EO) halting any new rule making by any agency for two months “until a department or agency head… reviews and approves the regulation.” Just like Obama did when he took office in 2009.

Donald Trump also signed an EO called the “one in, two out” rule, which requires eliminating two regulations for every new one that’s generated.

Any existing regulations or policies already rolled out wouldn’t be affected by the orders. Enviros are worried the bumblebee species Bombus affinis will face extinction under these EOs.

Rusty patched bumblebee

Shortly before President Obama left office, the once-abundant rusty patched bumblebee was added to the Endangered Species Act.

Since the mid-1990s, its population has dropped nearly 87 percent. Scientists blame the losses on a variety of factors, including pesticides (neonicotinoids), environment loss, and disease from parasitic fungus.

Now the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is adding another ‘extinction’ factor to the list: The Trump presidency.

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    Albert Trotter


    bumblebee species Bombus affinis willdefinately face extinction under EOs.Trump is not good for america …obama was the best president for USA

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      Thanks for your opinion Albert, I guess you are a fan of Marxism, and not our Constitution.

      On my property I am swimming in Bombus affinis most of the Summer and Fall. I have counted over a dozen different species here, out of the roughly 4000 species that call North America home.This past Summer at my place of employment, I spotted a bee swarm near our employee entrance, and I spent hours on the phone trying to get a bee keeper to come get them. Not one bee keeper was interested, they had more bees than hives.

      Go find some children to frighten, the adults here are bored with your leftist alarmist fantasies.

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