Trump Admin. Just Denied Yellowstone Bison Endangered Species Protection, Sparking Outrage – EnviroNews
Reversing what was hailed as a “fantastic victory” in federal court for both wild plains bison and environmentalists, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS/the Service), with a post in the Federal Register on September 6, 2019, made it clear that it will not be affording any Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections to the two genetically distinct bison herds living in and around Yellowstone National Park. The announcement has conservationists up in arms, calling foul, and saying the move is nothing more than an ad hoc maneuver discharged to pander to the livestock industry.