"Biden ESA Rules Reverse Trump Moves And Revive Big Debate"

"The rules by the Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA Fisheries will strengthen protections for endangered and threatened species."

"The Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA Fisheries reimposed stricter Endangered Species Act rules Thursday that reverse some of the Trump administration’s most controversial environment-related initiatives.

Capping several years of study, the two federal agencies announced the final ESA rules that they say will better protect species and their habitats but that critics contend will overly burden industry and property owners.

“These revisions underscore our commitment to using all of the tools available to help halt declines and stabilize populations of the species most at-risk,” Fish and Wildlife Service Director Martha Williams said in a statement."

Michael Doyle reports for E&E News March 28, 2024.


"Biden Restores Endangered Species Protections Rolled Back By Trump" (Reuters)

"Biden Administration Restores Wildlife Protections Weakened Under Trump" (New York Times)

Source: E&E News, 03/29/2024