Trump Overhauls Landmark Endangered Species Protections

Administration officials contend the changes improve efficiency of oversight, while protecting rare species.

  • Published 12 August 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration rolled out some of the broadest changes in decades to enforcement of the landmark Endangered Species Act, allowing the government to put an economic cost on saving a species and other changes critics contend could speed extinction for some struggling plants and animals. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and other administration officials contend the changes improve efficiency of oversight, while protecting rare species. "The best way to uphold the Endangered… Read at AP News