The Deadrise - dailypress.com: "Loggerhead turtles to be listed as endangered-species
The federal government wants to list the loggerhead turtle as an endangered-species, a designation that could boost the terrapin but place new regulations on marine activity.
The massive turtles, which visit the Chesapeake Bay every summer, have been classified as a threatened species since 1978. They have been in decline since the late 1990s, said Jack Musick, a professor emeritus and sea turtle expert at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. Among the reasons: they are snagged in fishing nets and their nesting areas have been damaged, he said.
An endangerment declaration will likely place more restrictions on marine activity, such as dredging and fishing, Musick said.
Stay tuned for more details."
What this really means is the Obama Administration is doing an end around that will prevent us from offshore drilling anywhere this turtle swims. Another obstacle to ensuring energy self-sufficiency! Once again, we have the tail wagging the dog, as the "environmental movement" is being used by the government to control the rights and welfare of hundreds of millions of Americans!
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