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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Endangered Species Act
While wildlife is increasing in the Smokies thanks to the Endangered Species Act, the Trump administration wants to weaken how it applies the law, ordering changes that critics say will speed the loss of animals and plants at a time of record global extinctions. The action is a part of the administration's efforts to rewrite U.S. environmental laws and targets protections for water, air and public lands. Several states and conservation groups have promised lawsuits to block the changes. The Department of Interior and other administration officials argue the changes will streamline oversight. Under the proposed changes, blanket protections for creatures listed as threatened will be removed and would disregard the possible impact of climate change. The Endangered Species Act saved the bald eagle, California condor and scores of other animals and plants from extinction since President Richard Nixon signed it into law in 1973. The act currently protects more than 1,600 species in the United States and its territories.


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Friday, September 20, 2019

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