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States, Conservationists to Sue to Stop Changes to Endangered Species Act

FILE - A wolverine makes its first public appearance at the Animal Park of Sainte-Croix in Rhodes, eastern France, Jan. 28, 2016.

At least 10 state attorneys general say they will join conservation groups in suing the Trump administration from making drastic changes to the U.S. Endangered Species Act.

U.S. officials have announced a revision of the nearly 50-year-old set of laws that environmentalists credit with saving numerous animals, plants and other species from extinction.

About 1,600 species are currently protected by the act and the administration says streamlining regulations is the best way to ensure those animals stay protected.

“The revisions finalized with this rule-making fit squarely within the president’s mandate of easing the regulatory burden on the American public without sacrificing our species’ read more >>>

Source:: VOANews.Com