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tenderfoot

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Do you think Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is responsible for the fires in the Amazon?

If so, what should be done about his actions?

Plastic Straw Man or how the right turns reason into treason







https://thenib.com/plastic-strawman?

Trump overhauling enforcement of Endangered Species Act. Critics predict more extinctions

WASHINGTON The Trump administration is finalizing major changes Monday to the way it enforces the landmark Endangered Species Act in a move that it says will reduce regulatory burdens but that critics charge will drive more creatures to extinction.

The administration was making public a final version of a rule overhauling the way the federal government handles protections for plants and animals at risk of extinction. Information about the rule was obtained by the Associated Press beforehand.

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At least 10 attorneys general joined conservation groups in protesting an early draft of the changes, saying they put more wildlife at greater risk of extinction.

A draft version of the rule released last year would end blanket protections for animals newly deemed threatened, allow federal authorities for the first time to consider the economic cost of protecting a particular species, and could let authorities disregard impacts from climate change, one of the largest threats to habitat.

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A United Nations report warned in May that more than 1 million plants and animals globally face extinction, some within decades, owning to human development, climate change and other threats. The report called the rate of species loss a record.

https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2019-08-12/trump-endangered-species-act
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