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Dingell Statement on the Trump Administration’s Effort to Weaken the Endangered Species Acts

Washington, August 12, 2019

“The Trump Administration’s effort to rollback protections under the Endangered Species Act is just wrong. The law is among the most effective ever passed.

“Over 40 years ago, hunters and fishermen, Democrats and Republicans, understood we were losing species that were critical to maintaining the balance of our wildlife. That’s why they stepped up and passed the Endangered Species Act which has since brought back species like the Bald Eagle, the Grizzly Bear, and the American Alligator.

“We need Democrats and Republicans working together to uphold and build on the successes of the Endangered Species Act. The Administration should join in these efforts. Anything less is a step in the wrong direction.”

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