Cantwell Blasts Unprecedented Rollback of Endangered Species Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) blasted the Trump administration’s unprecedented decision to weaken the Endangered Species Act:

“This is one of the worst environmental moves by any president. It has the potential to negatively impact everything from old growth forests to orca whales. Species are indicators of environmental health, and allowing degradation of our environment helps no one. The Endangered Species Act has been one of our most important tools over the last 45 years to give us the means to better protect our environment.”