The Trump administration is kicking its war on wildlife into a new gear.
This week the Interior Department proposed a rule that would effectively withhold most protections for any species that are added to the endangered species list and designated as "threatened."
In the past, "threatened" species were given the same protections as those designated as "endangered." The new proposal, quietly sent to the White House this week, will allow the Trump administration to decide on those protections on a case-by-case basis.
"It's hard to imagine the Trump administration ever doing anything that provides additional help for species that are flirting with extinction," said the Center for Biological Diversity's Noah Greenwald. "This proposal is a disaster in the making."
We'll be fighting back against this disastrous plan. Stay tuned on how you can help.