Connecticut is suing Trump administration on Endangered Species Protection rollback

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HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Attorney General William Tong announced Thursday that Connecticut is suing the Trump administration after the White House announced rollbacks of protection for endangered species.

Connecticut joins sixteen other states, D.C., and NYC in a lawsuit against the Trump administration.

The new changes, going into effect Thursday, remove protections for threatened species, including the American Bald Eagle, a bird that nests in Connecticut.

The Endangered Species Act was enacted under the Nixon Administration in 1973 “to halt and reverse the trend toward species extincted.”

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