17 States Sue to Stop Trump Admin Attack on Endangered Species Act

17 States Sue to Stop Trump Admin Attack on Endangered Species Act

A little more than a month after the Trump administration announced a major rollback of the Endangered Species Act, 17 states are suing to stop it. The administration’s changes would remove the blanket rule giving threatened species the same protections as endangered species, allow regulators to calculate the economic cost of protecting any given species […]

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1.8 Million Americans Speak Out Against Stripping Federal Protections from Wolves

WASHINGTON, DC— Almost two million Americans stated their opposition to the Trump administration’s proposal to strip endangered species protections from gray wolves in a comment period that closed today. This is one of the largest numbers of comments ever submitted on a federal decision involving endangered species and reflects broad dissatisfaction with the Trump administration’s […]

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POLL: Should the legal protections for the gray wolf be maintained?

Just because an animal is a predator doesn’t mean they’re not vulnerable. Take gray wolves – their population once thrived in the United States, but farmers nearly wiped them out of existence in the 20th century in an overly aggressive attempt to safeguard their livestock. Endangered Species Act protections have been critical in reviving gray […]

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Trump’s next target? The endangered species that define America

The Trump administration and its conservative allies in Congress have consistently touted their efforts to “free” the American economy by rolling back regulations. The vice-president, Mike Pence, has said that the administration will deregulate so aggressively that we should all “buckle up”. Pence must have forgotten that seatbelts were instituted as a safety regulation that […]

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POLL: Should Trump’s border wall be scrapped to protect wildlife populations?

The infamous proposed border wall between the U.S. and Mexico has been, to put it lightly, controversial. The apple of the Trump administration’s eye, a total barrier between the two countries remains entrenched in the wish list of the U.S. president. But while Donald Trump maintains that it would effectively reduce illegal immigration, critics say […]

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