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Sen. Cardin Condemn's Trump Administration's Proposal to Weaken Endangered Species Act

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WASHINGTON- U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland on Monday called for members of Congress to reject the Department of the Interior’s proposal to weaken key provisions of the Endangered Species Act.

Cardin is a senior member of the Environment and Public Works Committee. In a statement condemning the proposal, Cardin said, "The new regulations finalized [Monday] that weaken vital sections of the Endangered Species Act serve as yet another example of the Trump Administration ignoring the interests of Marylanders."

Cardin called on his colleagues in Congress to reject the proposal and to focus on bills such as appropriations bills and the farm bill.

"The Endangered Species Act, which is helping to recover the Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrel in Maryland, continues to be one of our country’s most popular and successful environmental laws," Cardin said. "That’s why I’ll continue to fight the Trump Administration’s regulatory actions that run counter to the bipartisan will of Congress."

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