Lawsuit Target’s Trump Administrations’ Changes to Endangered Species Act

Environmental groups are suing the Trump administration just 10 days after the administration made a sweeping overhaul to the Endangered Species Act.

The act is mostly credited with saving the bald eagle and grizzly bear from extinction.

But updates to the act change the way the United States Fish and Wildlife Service determines whether a species is considered endangered.

The Trump administration also changed the way agencies determine what habitats need protection.

Six environmental groups sued the administration Wednesday, including the Humane Society of the United States and the Natural Resource Defense Council.

They claim the changes “undermine the purpose of the law.”

However, the administration says the changes were put in place to make things more efficient and effective.