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Mon Aug 12, 2019, 09:27 PM

Trump guts endangered plants/animals act - Eases way for drilling, exploitation

Three months after leading scientists warned that humans have driven up to 1 million species around the globe to the brink of extinction, the Trump administration has finalized a sweeping overhaul of the Endangered Species Act, weakening one of America’s most important laws for protecting imperiled plants and animals.

The new rules, unveiled on Monday, change how federal agencies implement portions of the conservation law, making it easier to remove recovered species from the protected list and opening the door for more drilling and other development. It also scraps the “blanket section 4(d) rule,” a provision that automatically extends the same protections to plants and animals listed as threatened as the act affords those listed as endangered, and revises how agencies go about designating habitat as critical to species’ long-term survival.

The changes, first proposed in July 2018, allow federal agencies to consider economic factors when making decisions about granting species protections, which the law has previously explicitly prohibited, and potentially limit their ability to account for the impacts of future climate change.

The administration has said the overhaul will “modernize” and “improve” the law, lifting regulatory burdens while continuing to protect species.

Environmentalists see it as another handout to industry amid rising alarm that the ecosystems on which humans rely are collapsing, creating an existential threat

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-endangered-species-rule_n_5cf7b7b4e4b01713bed4df9b

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Mon Aug 12, 2019, 10:17 PM

1. Awful

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Mon Aug 12, 2019, 10:20 PM

2. killing us

and killing our climate and our animals. This has to be stopped.

Stephen Miller hates everything and hates liberalism.

He is biggest perpetrator of all this.

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