Who Benefits from Endangered Species Rollback? Big Polluters

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By Jonathan Hahn, Sierra Club At a time when the world’s leading scientists warn that human-caused global warming is precipitating a wildlife extinction crisis, the Trump administration has announced the most sweeping rollback of protections for endangered species in a generation. Trump’s newly...
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Cuts to Animal Protections Aren’t Surprising to Anyone Who Knows David Bernhardt

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By Alison Cagle, Earthjustice Who would want to make it harder for vulnerable species to survive on an increasingly imperiled planet? That would be David Bernhardt, Trump’s Secretary of the Interior. Today, Bernhardt dramatically weakened the rules that implement the Endangered Species Act. He...
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The Trump Administration Dismantles Endangered Species Protections as Sixth Mass Extinction Crisis Looms

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By Jacob Carter, Union of Concerned Scientists Today, the Trump administration released a final rule dismantling the role of science in informing protections for endangered and threatened wildlife. The Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the protections it has afforded to threatened and endangered...
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Trump Extinction Plan Puts Wildlife in Peril

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By Lena Moffitt, Sierra Club Several reports out recently paint a dire picture for our nation’s lands and wildlife. The most recent is the special report on lands from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The report stresses both the need to manage lands as part of the climate...
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