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Thousands of scientists endorse, sign letters to Trump administration blasting proposed ESA changes

(Reuters) - Thousands of scientists joined on Monday to accuse the Trump administration of trying to erode the Endangered Species Act in favor of commercial interests with a plan to revamp regulations that have formed a bedrock of U.S. wildlife protection for over 40 years.


The extraordinary critique of the administration’s proposal, which was unveiled in July, came in an open letter addressed to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross from three associations representing 9,000 professional biologists.


https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-wildlife-endangered/scientists-voice-opposition-to-weakening-of-u-s-endangered-species-act-idUSKCN1M42PG

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