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Wed Aug 21, 2019, 03:48 PM

Trump Slapped With First Lawsuit After Endangered Species Act Rollback

Source: Huffington Post

08/21/2019 02:37 pm ET Updated 20 minutes ago

The new rules are a “breathtaking” and “illegal” attack on the bedrock conservation law, an Earthjustice attorney said.

By Chris D’Angelo

Eight environmental groups on Wednesday filed what will likely be the first of many lawsuits to block the Trump administration’s sweeping overhaul of the Endangered Species Act.

The 37-page complaint, filed by Earthjustice in the U.S District Court of Northern California, comes just over a week after the Interior Department finalized new rules that significantly weaken the 1973 law, arguably America’s most important tool for protecting imperiled plants and animals.

The ESA rule changes make it easier for federal agencies to remove species from the protected list, allow for economic impacts to be considered when making decisions about granting species protection, and limit agencies’ ability to account for the impacts of future climate change. They also diminish protections for future threatened species and revise how agencies go about designating habitat as critical to species’ long-term survival.

The rollback comes amid a human-caused biodiversity crisis that has pushed up to 1 million species around the globe to the brink of extinction.

Read more: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/environmental-groups-lawsuit-endangered-species-act_n_5d5d7c0be4b03b44f416160b

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Judi Lynn Aug 21 OP
sakabatou Aug 21 #1
FiveGoodMen Aug 21 #5
KPN Aug 21 #7
bobbieinok Aug 21 #8
Newest Reality Aug 21 #2
handmade34 Aug 21 #3
RGinNJ Aug 21 #6
trueblue2007 Aug 21 #9
RainCaster Aug 21 #11
KY_EnviroGuy Aug 21 #13
lordsummerisle Aug 21 #4
yuiyoshida Aug 21 #10
bronxiteforever Aug 21 #12

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 03:50 PM

1. Trump would burn the world just so companies can profit off the ashes

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 04:30 PM

5. That's a fair description of what's been going on for a few decades now.

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 05:41 PM

7. No. Just so he can remain in power and use

his power to amass greater personal wealth and extend extend his power elsewhere. He is a madman. He is, in his mind and as he so much as said yesterday, the “chosen one”.

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 05:46 PM

8. '--profit off the ashes.' Absolutely perfect!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 04:00 PM

2. Roll away, sayeth the vultures.

He is certainly a poster boy and mascot for vulture capitalists everywhere.

Ya' gotta' pick the bones nice and clean, ya' know. Leave not a trace of meat or gristle. It is a thing.

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Response to handmade34 (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 04:39 PM

6. Signed

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Response to handmade34 (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 05:49 PM

9. i signed the petition

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Response to trueblue2007 (Reply #9)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 06:07 PM

11. also signed

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Response to handmade34 (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 06:47 PM

13. John Henry added plus a few bucks pitched their way.....

for a great cause.........

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 04:28 PM

4. K&R for exposure n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 05:54 PM

10. I hope they take every penny he owns

frankly..

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 06:16 PM

12. Kick and recommend.

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