The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is home to a remarkable array of unique wildlife.
Some of these animals, like polar bears, have a reputation for being a tough nut to crack.
But some of these creatures, like the rare and elusive blue whale, are more vulnerable to overfishing.
The blue whale is one of those rare and endangered animals.
But the Trump Administration doesn’t seem to care about these animals when it comes the problem of overfished blue whales.
In the last few weeks, the Environmental Protection Agency has issued new regulations that will make it illegal to harvest blue whales in Alaska, and that’s not even considering the threat to the wild blue whales, who are endangered by overfishery.
A few weeks ago, the Alaska Dispatch News ran a story on what happened to the blue whale when a fishing trawler set sail from British Columbia to Alaska in late February.
“The trawlers’ captain, Greg Smith, said his ship ran aground on the northern coast of Prince William Sound, about 10 miles north of the town of Lacey,” the article said.
“He called the trawls captain and said the traws captain wanted to do something about it.
The captain refused.
The trawles captain, who had a small fleet of blue whales as passengers, said he would shoot the whales if the captain wasn’t willing to take action.”
“This is what happens when the Trump team gets into power,” the author of the story, Kevin Folta, wrote on Twitter.
“It’s going to be a lot easier for them to do a lot of things they want to do in Washington, D.C., when they have no oversight.”
The story is part of a series called The Trumps Way, in which the Washington Post has been exploring how Trump’s administration has taken steps to dismantle environmental protections and the environmental movement.
In the last year, the White House has moved to roll back Obama-era rules that protect salmon populations and regulate oil and gas extraction in the Arctic.
While the White’s new rule on blue whale fishing in Alaska is a step forward, there is still plenty of work to be done.
On Monday, the EPA said it had received more than 1,000 comments on the new regulations, which could have far-reaching implications for the fate of the blue whales and the rest of the world’s rare marine species.
Folta said that, if the Trump White House were to take the bait, it would do something that could affect all marine life.
“The real danger to blue whales is that it’s a massive step backwards for the oceans and it’s the same as any other species,” he said.
He added that the Trump regime’s plan to gut the Clean Water Act and its associated protections for coastal waters would be a blow to marine wildlife, the marine mammals, and the environment.