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Government & Politics

What Would Changes To The Endangered Species Act Mean For The Valley?

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Amy Quinton
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Capital Public Radio
Delta smelt (file photo)

Last week the Trump Administration proposed a set of major changes to the Endangered Species Act. It’s a big issue here in California, where protected species in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and in the Sierra have set off new efforts to protect critical habitat. Of course those measures have also proven to be controversial in many areas. Just ask valley farmers what they think of efforts to save the endangered Delta smelt. Michael Doyle, a reporter with E&E News joined us to explain what these changes could mean for the valley.