Attacks on THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT

The Center's comprehensive report on Endangered Species Act attacks underscores at least 303 direct attacks on the Act since 1996, with the majority of attacks occurring within the past five years. Since 2011, after the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, there have been more than 233 direct attacks targeting specific species or seeking to dismantle the Act itself. The 114th Congress dramatically increased its efforts to take away protections for species, and set a record-breaking 135 attacks before its departure on December 9, 2016. As if things could not get worse, legislative assaults against our wildlife under a Republican-majority Congress under a Trump administration exponentially increased.

This page was last updated on December 20, 2017. New legislative attacks under the Trump administration will be updated regularly here.

 

Date Introduced Bill # Title of Legislation What it Does to the ESA Provision signed into law?

 

 

*Columbia River salmon

  1. Chum salmon (Columbia River DPS)
  2. Steelhead trout (Snake River DPS)
  3. Steelhead trout (Upper Columbia River DPS)
  4. Coho salmon (Oregon Coast DPS)
  5. Coho salmon (Lower Columbia River DPS)
  6. Steelhead trout (Middle Columbia River DPS)
  7. Chinook salmon (Lower Columbia River DPS)
  8. Chinook salmon (Snake River spring-summer run DPS)
  9. Chinook salmon (Upper Willamette River spring run DPS)
  10. Chinook salmon (Snake River fall run DPS)
  11. Steelhead trout (Lower Columbia River DPS)
  12. Sockeye salmon (Snake River DPS)
  13. Steelhead trout (Upper Willamette River winter run DPS)
  14. Pacific eulachon (southern DPS)
  15. Chinook salmon (Upper Columbia River spring run DPS)

**Sacramento River salmon

  1. Chinook salmon (Sacramento River winter run DPS)
  2. Chinook salmon (California Coast DPS)
  3. Steelhead trout (Central Valley DPS)
  4. Steelhead trout (Northern California DPS)
  5. Steelhead trout (South-Central California coast DPS)
  6. Steelhead trout (Central California Coastal DPS)
  7. North American green sturgeon (southern DPS)
  8. Delta Smelt

***Pacific Salmon

  1. Chum salmon (Columbia River DPS)
  2. Chum salmon (Hood Canal summer run DPS)
  3. Coho salmon (Oregon Coast DPS)
  4. Coho salmon (southern OR and northern CA DPS)
  5. Coho salmon (Lower Columbia River DPS)
  6. Steelhead trout (Middle Columbia River DPS)
  7. Chinook salmon (Lower Columbia River DPS)
  8. Chinook salmon (Snake River spring-summer run DPS)
  9. Chinook salmon (Upper Willamette River spring run DPS)
  10. Chinook salmon (Snake River fall run DPS)
  11. Chinook salmon (Upper Columbia River spring run DPS)
  12. Chinook salmon (Puget Sound DPS)
  13. Steelhead trout (Snake River DPS)
  14. Steelhead trout (Upper Columbia River DPS)
  15. Steelhead trout (Lower Columbia River DPS)
  16. Steelhead trout (Upper Willamette River winter run DPS)
  17. Sockeye salmon (Snake River DPS)
  18. Pacific eulachon (Columbia River Smelt) (southern DPS)
  19. Sockeye salmon (Ozette Lake DPS)