Launched: Lawsuit to Protect Monarchs, 10 Other Species
The Trump administration has protected fewer species than any other administration since the Endangered Species Act was passed in 1973. In the past four years, just 25 rare and vanishing species have been listed as threatened or endangered.
We're not going to let that stand.
On Tuesday the Center launched a lawsuit against outgoing Interior Secretary David Bernhardt for delaying protection for 11 species that deserve endangered status but were put on a waiting list.
Those 11 are the monarch butterfly, eastern gopher tortoise, Peñasco least chipmunk, longfin smelt, Colorado Delta clam, three Texas mussels, magnificent ramshorn snail, bracted twistflower and northern spotted owl.
This isn't the first of our lawsuits over the Trump abandonment of hundreds of rare and vanishing species, and it won't be our last. We'll be working with the Biden administration to secure protections for imperiled plants and animals before it's too late.
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