Manatees threatened by EPA closure of power plants

April 22, 2016

Power plants provide “warm water refuges” for manatees, yet EPA goes full tilt on regulations resulting in closures. EPA is the number one threat to manatees in Florida.

From the House Committee on Natural Resources:

In early January, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) released plans to down-list the endangered manatee to “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act. One of the greatest threats to the manatee is loss of habitat, including the closure of power plants that create warm water refuges for manatees during winter months. Meanwhile, the EPA remains unshakable with its plan to shutter coal plants across the country. The manatees aren’t going to turn in to mermaids, Mr. Ashe.

reposted by  4/22/16

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