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Judge Tosses Trump-Era Changes to Endangered Species Act

HeadlineJul 06, 2022

A federal judge in California has thrown out Trump-era changes that weakened the Endangered Species Act by allowing regulators to factor in economic considerations when granting “endangered” status. The ruling came in a case brought by Earthjustice, the Sierra Club and conservation groups. An attorney for the Sierra Club said, “In the midst of a global extinction crisis, the court’s decision to vacate the rules will help ensure that imperiled species receive the protections they desperately need.”

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