Plan to protect weasel-like fisher cites pot risk

Citing the threat from rat poisons spread around illegal marijuana plantations, federal biologists are proposing Endangered Species Act protection for West Coast populations of the fisher, a larger cousin of the weasel.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published notice Monday in the Federal Register that it wants to list the fisher as a threatened species in Oregon, California and Washington. The full proposal coming out Tuesday also cites loss of to wildfire, logging and urban development.

Erin Williams, who oversaw the analysis, says the poisons are regulated, but the rules have done little to stop the misuse of poisons on pot plantations in forests where fishers live.

The agency is taking public comment and having outside scientists review the proposal before making a final decision by Sept. 30, 2015.


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Oct 07, 2014
Indeed. The consequences of black market operations are often deleterious.

Is this a new article or more recycling at Phys.org?

http://phys.org/n...tml#nRlv

http://phys.org/n...tml#nRlv

These are not hippies using rat poison. They are criminals and should be treated as such.

Oct 08, 2014
Pot is more important for the 'liberal' enviros.

Oct 08, 2014
rygg should know those are Capitalists who grow that stuff illegally.

Oct 08, 2014
Legal or illegal, pot is more important for 'liberals' than any endangered species.
The purpose of the Endangered Species Act is to be a club for the socialists to stop economic growth. Will they dare use it to destroy illegal pot farms?

Oct 08, 2014
Is this a new article or more recycling at Phys.org?
@rockwolf1000

© 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

probably it is something related but just picked up by the wire services...????

Oct 08, 2014
Just another 'cut and paste' by physorg.

NOM
Oct 08, 2014
You'd know rygtard. You are the "expert" on cut and paste here.

Oct 08, 2014
You'd know rygtard. You are the "expert" on cut and paste here.


He's a cut and paste whore.

Oct 08, 2014
Seriously, we should be more worried about high rats.

Oct 09, 2014
I cut and paste providing references the socialist pot-heads here ignore.

Oct 09, 2014
Ryg, obama is pres #44. There are 11 who are known to have smoked marijuana. 25% of our presidents who are confirmed "pot heads" became the leader of the free world. People like your little buddy George W Bush, who also had quite a thing for cocaine. And that 25% are just the ones who admitted it or were known for it, There were certainly more. Carter didn't smoke, but he famously let his son smoke on the roof of the white house with Willie Nelson. Also, a lot of the guys who framed the constitution smoked pot. What a bunch of lazy do-nothing potheads, amirite?

Anyways, next time you want to bash barry, remember he's just a pot head, and that his predecessor was a whoremongering cocaine addict pot head who led us into a war just so he could satisfy a vendetta and finish what daddy started. Maybe he got high and hallucinated that there were WMD's in Iraq? What could have possibly gone wrong with having some coke addict in the white house? Oh wait, we already know that answer.

Oct 09, 2014
FDR was a drug addict, no?
I know his family made their fortune running opium in China.

JFK did his share of drugs and his family made their fortune running illegal booze.

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