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Should Animal Protections Shift from the Federal Government to the States?

Alejandro E. Camacho and Michael Robinson-Dorn write that congressional critics of the Endangered Species Act seek to reduce federal authority to manage endangered species by moving much of that authority to the states. The writers contend that many states are not well equipped to handle this sort of responsibility and therefore devolving this federal authority would weaken protections for endangered species and undermine conservation efforts. Read more here.