Floridians appalled by Trump administration’s callous disregard for key deer | Fred Grimm

The politics here seem mad. Intellectually, we should be just as bothered that the Interior Department, under the direction of former oil and gas lobbyist David Bernhardt, plans to similarly yank the Okaloosa darter fish and the Nashville crayfish off the endangered list. But fish and crustaceans and weedy looking wildflowers like the golden paintbrush fail to elicit the visceral reaction stirred by the feds’ plans, for suspect reasons, to delist grizzly bears, gray wolves, the Canada lynx and the utterly cute key deer. Not, mind you, plans to change their status from “endangered” to “threatened.” But from “endangered” to everything’s just dandy.