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U.S. Agencies Propose Sweeping Changes to Endangered Species Act Implementing Regulations - Environmental Law News

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Environmental Law News


Posted on: Aug 2, 2018

From the National Law Review:

The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries, two federal agencies charged with administering the Endangered Species Act (ESA or Act), recently announced major revisions to the regulations implementing the Act. The proposed rules were published in the Federal Register on July 25, 2018 and have already garnered significant attention, including strong criticism from environmental groups.

The agencies propose revisions to the regulations implementing the three different sections of ESA, Section 4, Section 4(d), and Section 7.

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