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More than a half-dozen environmental groups on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the Trump’s administration for its perceived attempt to weaken the Endangered Species Act, as amended.
The landmark law, which protects hundreds of species of plants and animals, including the bald eagle, has been transferred with more than 45 years ago. Last week, the White House announced its plan to modify, among other things, the removal of what is referred to as the “blanket clause 4(d) rule.”
According to the Earther, there are two types of species under the Endangered Species Act: endangered. 4(d) rule, the endangered species will have many of the same protections as the endangered ones.
Activists believe that the rule change will allow for a more complete extraction, and the development, which would pose a threat to a wide range of species.
The board of directors will also have the regulators are now looking into the economic impact of listing a species as threatened or endangered, a move that environmental groups continue to weaken the law, making it more difficult for the animals to achieve a protected status in the future.
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An American bald eagle wearing a freshly-caught fish in the Pond, and the Mill on Aug. 10, 2018, in Centerport, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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Jamie Rappaport Clark, president and CEO of Defenders of Wildlife, which is one of the organizations that are involved in the case, said: “the concept of the “economy” is “off-limits” to this day, the rule changes, reports, Earther.
“This is important, because if there are decisions to be made on whether or not to protect a species, the problem has always been apparent, and it is based on] the best available science,” she added.
The lawsuit was filed in the U.s. District Court for the Northern District of California. Some of the bands that are participating include the Natural Resources Defense Council, National Parks Conservation Association, the Humane Society of the United States of america, and the Sierra Club.
A recent report by the united nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has warned that up to one million species of animals in potential danger of extinction all over the world as a result of human activity, including the impacts of climate change.
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In response to the changes, California and Massachusetts both have said that they will go to court in order to stop the Trumpet, and administration of the review of the Endangered Species Act, as amended.