The Endangered Species Act: Trump Administration Regulations

The Endangered Species Act: Trump Administration Regulations

Abstract

Disregarding more than 800,000 public comments opposing its proposal to weaken implementation of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the Trump administration finalized its sweeping rewrite of ESA regulations that undermine the conservation of threatened and endangered species. The Department of the Interior’s new regulations will eliminate key protections for threatened species, weaken bedrock consultation requirements, open the door to burdensome and inappropriate cost-benefit analyses that risk politicizing the ESA’s science-based listing process, and much more. Read more on Defenders’ website.

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The Endangered Species Act: Trump Administration Regulations
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Mae Lacey
GIS and Technical Computing Associate

As the GIS and Technical Computing Associate in the Center for Conservation Innovation, Mae provides support and leadership for geospatial product development across Defenders.