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NRDC Sues Trump Administration for Suspending Protections for Endangered Bumble Bee


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NRDC Sues Trump Administration for Suspending Protections for Endangered Bumble Bee

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

WASHINGTON - The Natural Resources Defense Council today sued the Trump Administration for illegally suspending the rule to put the rusty patched bumble bee on the endangered species list. The rusty patched bumble bee has lost approximately 90 percent of its range in the past 20 years. It is the first bumble bee ever listed under the Endangered Species Act.

The following is a statement by Rebecca Riley, senior attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC):

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Without bees , we do not have plants which enable us to breathe and eat.