Why can the Trump administration make changes to the Endangered Species Act?

Trump’s alterations to rules have drawn ire of some members of Congress and environmental groups

The Trump administration's proposed changes to the Endangered Species Act could make it easier to delist endangered species, and weaken protections for those listed as threatened. Nathan Ouellette/CQ Roll Call

The landmark Endangered Species Act suffered a major hit last week when the Trump administration said it would roll back key provisions.

Why, exactly, can these changes be made to the 1973 law? Roll Call explains that, as well as key changes that the Interior Department plans.

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