The significant revisions made to the Endangered Species Act regulations by the Trump Administration in December 2020 are close to being reversed by the Biden Administration. The U.S. Department of Interior’s Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) developed last summer proposed regulations to undue the Trump changes that had relaxed protection criteria for critical habitats of endangered species. This past week the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs completed its analysis of the proposed changes, clearing the way for FWS to proceed with formally proposing the new regulations. For more, click here.
Endangered species regulatory changes close to happening