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Chapter : Trump Administration Announces Regulatory Changes to the Endangered Species Act : August 12, 2019
Trump Administration Announces Regulatory Changes to the Endangered Species Act : August 12, 2019
On August 12, 2019, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) jointly announced several significant revisions to the Endangered Species Act (ESA) regulations that alter how the federal government implements that law. While the administration promoted these changes as an effort to modernize the framework, improve efficiency and transparency, and reduce regulatory constraints, critics maintained that the changes weaken the ESA’s power to protect vulnerable species and habitats. A broad coalition of environmental advocacy organizations, Democratic members of Congress, and more than a ...