CLIMATE CHANGE/ENVIRONMENT/ESA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration on Monday [8-12-19] announced that it would change the way the Endangered Species Act is applied, significantly weakening the nation’s bedrock conservation law and making it harder to protect wildlife from the multiple threats posed by climate change. The new rules would make it easier to remove a […]

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ENVIRONMENT/ESA/INTERIOR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration announced on Monday [8-12-19] it would change how it implements the Endangered Species Act, weakening protections that environmentalists say violate the law and make it easier for oil companies, real estate interests and the agriculture industry to develop land inhabited by vulnerable wildlife. The revisions announced in the new […]

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ENVIRONMENT/ESA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “From bees to giraffes and wolves to manatees, a new report from an environmental group says Trump administration proposals would weaken the Endangered Species Act. Some of the most at-risk species include giraffes, red wolves, sea turtles, California condors and West Indian manatees…Other animals on the list include rusty patched bumble bees, […]

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ESA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Since it was passed 45 years ago, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) has protected thousands of plants and animals that humans have pushed from their habitats and driven close to extinction. Today, there are more than 2,300 plants and animals with protected status in the US and abroad, with the Louisiana pine […]

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ESA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Endangered Species Act, which for 45 years has safeguarded fragile wildlife while blocking ranching, logging and oil drilling on protected habitats, is coming under attack from lawmakers, the White House and industry on a scale not seen in decades, driven partly by fears that the Republicans will lose ground in November’s […]

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ESA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration announced major changes it wants to make to parts of the Endangered Species Act that it argues loosen regulations while providing the best conservation results, but environmentalists warn the suggested changes to the 45-year-old law could harm species that need protection. Among the proposed changes announced by the US […]

Read More… from 7/20/2018