Lawsuit Launched Over Trump's Failure to Protect Species
The Center has filed a notice of intent to sue Trump's Fish and Wildlife Service for failing to protect nine imperiled species under the Endangered Species Act, including gopher tortoises and Puerto Rico harlequin butterflies.
Other species at risk: the San Francisco Bay-Delta longfin smelt, Berry Cave salamander, Hermes copper butterfly, Sierra Nevada red fox, red tree vole, magnificent ramshorn snail and a flowering shrub called marrón bacora. They've all been found in need of protection, but the Trump administration has done nothing to help them.
"The Trump administration's appalling hostility to protecting wildlife is driving these species toward extinction," said the Center's Noah Greenwald.
Read more in our press release.