SaysWho? Posted August 12, 2019 Share Posted August 12, 2019 https://apnews.com/9bf4541d89e6444783814e53302ce479 Quote At least 10 attorneys general joined conservation groups in protesting an early draft of the changes, saying they put more wildlife at greater risk of extinction. A draft version of the changes released last year included ending blanket protections for animals newly deemed threatened and allowing federal authorities for the first time to consider the economic cost of protecting a particular species. Another change could let authorities disregard impacts from climate change, one of the largest threats to habitat, conservation groups said. The final rule broadly sticks to those changes, according to a person briefed on the changes who was not authorized to publicly speak about them. Conservationists promised legal action. “This effort to gut protections for endangered and threatened species has the same two features of most Trump administration actions: it’s a gift to industry, and it’s illegal. We’ll see the Trump administration in court about it,” Drew Caputo, a vice president of litigation for the conservation advocacy group Earthjustice. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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