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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Wildlife advocates warn Trump administration’s proposed rule changes will speed extinctions — NBC News Top Stories

The Trump administration wants to change how endangered species are protected by the U.S. government.

via Wildlife advocates warn Trump administration’s proposed rule changes will speed extinctions — NBC News Top Stories

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The Trump Administration Proposes Limiting Protections for Threatened Species — TIME

(DENVER) — The Trump administration on Thursday proposed ending automatic protections for threatened animals and plants and limiting habitat safeguards meant to shield recovering species from harm. Administration officials said the new rules would advance conservation by simplifying and improving how the landmark Endangered Species Act is used. “These rules will be very protective,” said…

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