Trump administration expands hunting and fishing in wildlife refuges

Posted on Sep 11, 2019 |

From: The Washington Post

"It’s the latest effort by the Trump administration to open public lands to recreation and industry, which critics say comes at the expense of the environment and wildlife. Conservationists said the changes went into effect without proper environmental review. The administration also has scaled back two national monuments in Utah. New plans for the monuments allow more grazing and recreation. One of the big concerns is that state and federal officials don’t appear to have a monitoring system to see what effect the changes might have, not only on game species but those that aren’t hunted, said Jeff Ruch of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility."

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