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4 Takeaways From The Trump Administration's ESA Changes

Law360 (August 13, 2019, 9:25 PM EDT) -- The Trump administration's new rules rolling back several Endangered Species Act protections deliver changes sought by industry and some states that will ease the path for projects such as oil and gas pipelines, but Democrats and environmentalists have already announced their intention to fight back.

The controversial rules change some long-standing practices and clarify some areas of confusion, particularly around where the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service can create habitat and how threatened species are treated differently from endangered ones.

They also address how climate change should be assessed as part of decisions on whether...

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