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Who Benefits From an Endangered Species Act Rollback?

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Sweetheart deal to industry comes as extinction crisis accelerates -- Read and share our stories!


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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 finalized regulations will significantly weaken the process for listing and enforcing Endangered Species Act protections and inject economic and potentially political considerations into that process where none had existed before. They will bring to an end automatic protections for threatened species, make it easier to delist species (by raising the bar for what evidence is required to show that a species is threatened or endangered), and limit the ways in which climate change can be factored into listing decisions in “the foreseeable future”—essentially removing climate change as a consideration just as the global climate crisis is accelerating.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Guts Engangered Species Act Protections
The Trump Extinction Plan would do major damage to our struggling wildlife. It would gut critical endangered species protections by making it much more difficult to extend protections to threatened species. It would delaying lifesaving action until a species' population is potentially impossible to save. It will make it more difficult to protect polar bears, coral reefs, and other species that are impacted by the effects of climate change. It will even allow economic factors to be analyzed when deciding if a species should be saved, making it easier for companies to build roads, pipelines, mines, and other industrial projects in critical habitat areas that are essential to imperiled species' survival.
Take action to fight back against this administration's horrific attacks on wildlife!

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