Republicans Gear Up To Endanger Endangered Species Act Protections


On Point (7/23/18)

The Trump administration proposes major changes to endangered species attentions. Critics call it a “death sentence for polar bears.”


  • Lisa Friedman, reporter for The New York Times, focusing on climate and environmental policy in Washington. (@LFFriedman)
  • Beckie Elgin, volunteers a lot of her time protecting gray wolves and their habitat in southwest Oregon.
  • David Bernhardt, deputy secretary of the Department of the Interior, which announced Thursday plans to roll back core provisions of the Endangered Species Act. (@DOIDepSec)
  • Rebecca Riley, legal director in the Nature Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council, where she focuses on legal and policy issues related to wildlife and endangered species. Former trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice in the Environment and Natural Resources Division. (@RRileyNRDC)
  • Jonathan Wood, attorney at Pacific Legal Foundation, where he litigates environmental and property-rights cases. (@Jon_C_Wood)

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