17 States Sue Trump Over Endangered Species Act Rollbacks

Law360 (September 25, 2019, 3:13 PM EDT) -- California and 16 other states sued the Trump administration Wednesday over Endangered Species Act rollbacks, saying the new rules violate the law's intent and leave animals, plants and habitats at risk.

Seventeen states are suing the Trump administration over three rules they say run counter to the Endangered Species Act's purpose. The monarch butterfly, pictured, is under consideration for ESA protection. (AP)

The states, along with Washington, D.C., and New York City, are challenging three rules issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service in August.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said the states and cities...

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