After grizzly bears were nearly eradicated from the contiguous United States, protections afforded the species under the Endangered Species Act(ESA) have helped boost bear numbers. The ESA and other vital environmental laws protect both wildlife and human communities. Alarmingly, the Trump administration has been waging war on these laws, nullifying them not by legislative repeal but by regulatory rollbacks—making sure they can’t be enforced as intended. Turn to page 14 for more on this distressing assault and why we, the public, must fight back.
Photograph by Marc Latremouille