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Dem lawmaker, others challenge Trump's decision to shutter MPA, invasive species advisory panels

A California lawmaker along with a group of former committee advisors are challenging the White House’s recent decision to terminate two federal advisory boards that oversee species.

In separate letters sent to the White House and Commerce Department on Thursday, Rep. Josh Harder (D-Calif.) and a group of scientists and academics asked the Trump administration to reconsider eliminating the National Invasive Species Council and the Marine Protected Areas Advisory Committee, respectively.

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