Jamie Reed, George Monbiot and other misguided, insane or bloody minded nuclear fanaticists are driving the push for new and accelerated uranium mining. This is threatening species already on the brink of extinction. New nuclear means new uranium mining despite the nuclear fanaticist’s propaganda that nuclear is powered by pixie dust.
Black-footed Ferret, USFWS
The US Fisheries and Wildlife Service says that the Black-footed Ferret is one of the most endangered animals in the world, and one of the most endangered mammals in the US. It is listed by the Fisheries and Wildlife Service as living in Custer, South Dakota, one of the counties being targeted for uranium mining. In 1987 there were only an estimated 18 left, in the entire world: “The primary reasons the species remains at risk are the same that nearly caused the animal’s extinction: loss of habitat and prey.” Ferret habitat is now only 2% of its original range. http://www.fws.gov/mountain-prairie/species/mammals/blackfootedferret/
(Counties where they live: http://ecos.fws.gov/speciesProfile/profile/countiesBySpecies.action?entityId=5)
Meanwhile, a Canadian registered Penny Stock company – worth 6 cents a share – “Powertech” continues to endanger not only the Black-footed Ferret, not only other animals, endangered or not, but the very water upon which life itself depends…
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