Trump admin kills rule demanding companies pay up for damaging wildlife homes


Wild critters are having a rough time under the Trump Administration.

After the administration proposed dramatic changes to the decades-old Endangered Species Act last week, on Friday the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) canceled an Obama-era rule that made industries pay for damages inflicted onto refuge lands. 

In short, the "Mitigation Policy" allowed a company, say a mining operation, to damage certain resources as long as the company committed to improving nearby land — to compensate for the damages done. 

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