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Coal and Crayfishes

April 13, 2016

This month, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service protected two species of crayfish from Appalachia under the Endangered Species Act: the Big Sandy crayfish and the Guyandotte River crayfish. Crayfish, in case you didn’t know (I didn’t), are also known as crawdads, crawfish, mudbugs and freshwater lobsters.

Also, in case you didn’t know (I didn’t), one of the primary threats to these crayfish is 17-/38-Down.

Save the crayfish. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) promotes the coal industry on her website while also boasting “her commitment to curbing the EPA’s undue influence.”

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