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Trump wants to add another obstacle to ESA listings, calling for more economic impact analysis

The Trump administration is proposing another measure that critics say will harm endangered species, proposing Friday to further weigh economic impacts before setting aside habitat that could aid their recovery.


The proposal from the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) would change what the agency considers before designating new so-called critical habitat, a move that would give more weight to the financial impacts on the oil and gas industry, ranchers and even homeowners.


https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/515143-trump-proposal-would-make-it-tougher-to-protect-habitat-for

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