(Let’s get this straight. A floating buoy endangers a bottom dwelling mussel, but endless foot traffic wading across is okay. Right??? – DD)
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(Foreign Desk News) – On Wednesday, the Biden administration added two rare species of freshwater river mussels found only in the Rio Grande to the Endangered Species List (ESL), as the United States government is challenging the legality of the Texas border buoy in the same area.
According to the US Fish and Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the Mexican Fawnsfoot mussel and the Salina mucket will receive protections under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) following a public comment period on the proposed listing should the agency decide to add them to the federal register.
“The administration’s concerns for the well-being of the mussels seems to be little more than a pretext for preventing Texas from securing the border, which they seem determined to keep wide open,” said Ira Mehlman, Media Director at Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).
“It would be nice if the administration showed as much concern for the lives and safety of the people who live along the border and for the lives of the migrants themselves,” Mehlman told The Foreign Desk.
Should the USFWS decide to add them to the federal register…