Donald Trump, Teddy Roosevelt, National Wildlife Federation discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

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Animals, which would give mining companies more power in these fights. This is the corporate agenda. The Trump administration's pursuing often without much scrutiny while his administration veers from crisis to tweet. This is also an agenda that Trump campaigned on. He said he was more worried about destroying businesses than destroying the environment. Environmental protection. What they do is a disgrace every week. They come out with new regulations to make the environment will be fine with the environment. We can leave a little bit, but you can't destroy businesses. These changes are not immediate. They're coming down the pike Trump giving less than sixty days for comments from the public on these changes Congress working to overhaul the law before the midterms. Now, Republicans put a big critic of the EPA in charge of the natural resources committee names rob Bishop. And he said that all the laws ever pass, which include hits like the fact that it's a crime to injure a government owned lamp. It's legal to sell ham Turkey. It has to be called Turkey ham or say, alcohol, prohibition. There's been many laws out there, but here's what he says is the most inefficient law ever. The Endangered Species Act quite frankly, is the most ineffective and inefficient piece of legislation that we have in the history of this country. It doesn't work. It does not meet its goals. It never has, and it never will. If you look at its goals, national wildlife federation reports more than one hundred species of actually been saved under the law. The whole debate sounds familiar. It is when lawmakers last decided to deal with this environmentalists and fact checkers noted the law benefits, many animals and preservation. Saved from extinction America's symbol it rescued from hunters Florida's wildness and restored to the west coast ocean majesty. In fact, a report card shows while the peregrine falcon leads the list of one hundred forty nine species better off today. So contrast, the Republicans today to teddy Roosevelt who famously said, we're heirs to the most goal orien- heritage people have received, and each one must do his part if we wish to show that the nation is worthy of its good fortune Roosevelt kicked it all off and president, Nixon and other Republican and acted the Endangered Species Act nineteen seventy three. Ecus all across this great land has a stake in maintaining improving environmental quality, clean air and clean water. The wise use of our land, the protection of wildlife and natural beauty..

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