Lawsuit Launched to Save 274 Species
The extinction crisis demands we do our best, right now, to get the rarest animals and plants the protection they need. In a recent United Nations report, scientists warned that 1 million species are on the verge of extinction.
That's why on Wednesday, in one of the largest lawsuits ever launched under the Endangered Species Act, the Center for Biological Diversity filed a notice of intent to sue the Trump administration for failing to decide whether 274 species nationwide should be federally protected.
Decisions for these species — including wolverines, moose, freshwater fish and bumblebees — are years overdue.
"Scientists around the world are sounding the alarm, but the Trump administration can't be bothered to lift a finger for hundreds of species in serious trouble," said the Center's Noah Greenwald. "Every day protections are delayed, they move closer to extinction."
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