Sen. Blumenthal advocates for protection of Endangered Species

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ROCKY HILL, Conn. (WTNH)– Senator Richard Blumenthal and environmental advocates spoke early Friday in Rocky Hill to denounce the decimation of Endangered Species Act.

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According to Senator Blumenthal’s office, the Trump adminstration’s rollbacks to the Endangered Species Act would have a negative impact on Connecticut.

Connecticut is home to 12 species that would be at risk of extinction if these changes go into effect.

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The changes would also set back the recovery of virtually every endangered animal and make it harder for species to gain protection in the first place.

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