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The Endangered Species Act (ESA) is in the fight of its life. Congress is determined to rewrite this landmark piece of legislation that protects threatened and endangered species on the brink of extinction. Without the ESA, it is estimated that 227 species would now be extinct.
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Since taking office in January, the Trump administration and Congress have made no secret of their anti-environment agenda. The need to protect our nation's wildlife has never been more urgent.
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