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The endangered marbled murrelet.

Keep Your Paws Off: Three Ways Congress is Preying on Endangered Species Protections

, researcher, Center for Science & Democracy

It seems there is a doggedly persistent contingent of lawmakers in Congress whose life goals include defunding, weakening, ignoring, and overhauling endangered species protections. Their tactics are varied: sidelining science in favor of industry interests, attaching harmful riders to “must-pass” spending bills, and introducing legislation whose insidious intentions are masked by semantics. Here is a quick rundown of current endangered species attacks. Read more >

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