In Court to Save 19 Species Trump Let Languish
The Center for Biological Diversity sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today for failing to take action on 19 imperiled U.S. species under the Trump administration.
Our lawsuit challenges the agency for blowing off Endangered Species Act deadlines to decide on the fate of nine species that desperately need help, including Franklin's bumblebees in Oregon and Sierra Nevada red foxes in California. It also calls out the agency's failure to designate vital critical habitat protections under the Act for Suwannee moccasinshells, eight Florida plants and pearl darters in Mississippi.
This suit is one more step forward in the crucial work to right the wrongs done to wildlife during the Trump presidency. We're enforcing the mandates of the Endangered Species Act meant to make sure animals and plants get the safeguards they need in time to stop their extinction.
"The Endangered Species Act is incredibly successful at saving species from extinction," said the Center's Noah Greenwald, "but only if they're provided its protections in the first place."
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