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Trump's Fish And Wildlife Service Targets ESA Restrictions

Law360 (May 18, 2018, 8:50 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently continued its shift toward more industry-friendly policies by issuing Endangered Species Act guidance that gives companies more power to decide whether they need certain permits, and now appears poised to roll back a decades-old rule that extended automatic protections to species listed as threatened.

In keeping with President Donald Trump's emphasis on reducing the number and impact of regulations, the FWS in April made a couple of moves that could have significant impacts on businesses that must consider the...
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