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Trump's latest ESA proposal: limit definition of "critical habitat" to areas currently suitable

A new proposal from the Trump administration that defines habitat under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) would limit the areas species will have to recover, critics say.


An advance copy of the proposal from the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) that was obtained by The Hill writes that habitats are “the physical places that individuals of a species depend upon to carry out one or more life processes. Habitat includes areas with existing attributes that have the capacity to support individuals of the species." 


https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/509990-latest-trump-proposal-on-endangered-species-could-limit-future

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