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The US lawyers rolling back wildlife protection one species at a time

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Backed by conservative funders - and with contacts inside Washington - Pacific Legal Foundation are weakening safeguards for animals bit by bit As political officials at the US Department of the Interior were settling into their new jobs in April 2017, a conservative lawyer named Jonathan Wood started a campaign of emails and calls over a pair of petitions he had filed on behalf of cattle ranchers and business interests. The petitions asked the department to roll back a key regulation under the Endangered Species Act. The regulation, known as the blanket 4 rule, provides threatened species...
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