LEGISLATIVE ATTACKS ON THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT DURING THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION

Since the 115th Congress was sworn in on January 3, 2017, it has already seen the introduction of at least 75  legislative attacks seeking to strip federal protections from specific species or undercut the Endangered Species Act. These attacks built on 303 pieces of legislation from previous Congresses that also attempted to weaken the Act. Since 1996 there have been a total of 378 bills introduced seeking to dismantle critical species protections, the majority of which 308  having been introduced since 2011, when the Republican Party took control of the House of Representatives. And with Donald Trump in the White House, these types of attacks are more likely to become law, severely harming our nation's imperiled wildlife.

Click here to show a full list of attacks on the Endangered Species Act between 1996 and present.  

 

 

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

 

**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