Gray Wolves in California Secure Protection Under the Endangered Species Act — TIME

(LOS ANGELES) — A California judge on Monday upheld protection for gray wolves under the state’s Endangered Species Act, rejecting a legal challenge from ranchers and farmers who fear the predators will threaten their livestock. The judge in San Diego ruled that California was right to list the wolves as endangered in 2014. A lawsuit…

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

“To weaken protections for our unique animals in favor of industry is short-term thinking at its very worst.

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 Bald eagles, grizzly bears and alligators have been brought back from the brink of extinction thanks to the Endangered Species Act. Photograph: Bob Strong/Reuters

 

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 has saved countless people from injury and death.”

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SPEAK UP! Here’s Why the Endangered Species Act Was Created in the First Place – TIME

Over the past two weeks, Republican lawmakers, lobbyists and the Trump administration have proposed, introduced and in some cases voted on legislation and amendments to the Endangered Species Act. This act, which has been in place since the Nixon administration, protects threatened species from logging, drilling and other human activities that would destroy habitats and…

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