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?