PBS NewsHour

How Trump plans to change the Endangered Species Act

Clip: 08/13/2019 | 5m 21s | Video has closed captioning.

The Trump administration has announced major changes to the Endangered Species Act, the landmark law signed by President Richard Nixon that's credited with saving iconic species like the bald eagle and the grizzly bear. William Brangham talks to Lisa Friedman of The New York Times about new rules around how scientists designate species as in need of protection and anticipated court challenges.

Aired: 08/13/19

Rating: NR

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