Suit Takes On Trump’s Gutting of the Endangered Species Act
The fight is on.
The Center for Biological Diversity and allies sued the Trump administration Wednesday for its unprecedented attack on the Endangered Species Act.
President Trump’s lethal new rules will have a profound effect on the future of endangered species, making it harder to protect their critical habitat and denying protection to animals and plants newly listed as “threatened.” The rules will increase hunting, trapping and killing. They’ll accelerate logging, drilling and mining of key habitat.
We’ll do everything in our power to overturn these scorched-earth rules. The future of bears, wolves, sea turtles and hundreds of other species depends on it. Read more at USA TODAY and consider donating to our Endangered Species Act Protection Fund.
Are You Ready to Mobilize for the Wild?
If we’re going to defeat President Trump’s attack on the Endangered Species Act, we need to show massive grassroots support for the creatures it saves. That’s where you come in.
Join the Center’s Executive Director Kierán Suckling and our top organizing staff this Tuesday, Aug. 27, on a national call to learn what’s at stake and how we can stop the Trump bulldozer in its tracks. This is a do-or-die moment for the Endangered Species Act. Call in to our “Mobilize for the Wild” meeting, and we’ll plug you into this important campaign.
Courtroom Roundup: Taking on Trump
In addition to suing Trump over his vicious assault on the Endangered Species Act itself, this week the Center filed several suits against his administration to defend wildlife: orcas, corals and bees.
We sued the National Marine Fisheries Service for ignoring a legal petition to protect critically endangered Southern Resident killer whales from ship traffic that interferes with their feeding in the heart of their Salish Sea foraging habitat. The suit follows news that three more of these starving orcas are presumed dead, leaving their number at 73.
We also sued the Fisheries Service for failing to protect 12 coral species around Florida and islands in the Pacific Ocean. These corals received Endangered Species Act protection in 2014, but not the critical habitat protection they need to recover, which the law requires. About 30 percent of the world’s corals have been lost, and scientists say the rest could be gone by the end of the century. We can’t wait any longer to save them.
Last but not least, we sued Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency over its approval of the bee-killing pesticide sulfoxaflor for use on 200 million acres of crops. The EPA made this approval despite the fact that its own scientists concluded sulfoxaflor is “very highly toxic” to bees.
This brings our Trump lawsuit count to 158
WAV Comment – What else do you expect from this family of nature abusing Psycho’s ?