The Endangered Species Act shields more than 2,000 plant, animal and insect species from extinction. In the nearly 50 years since the act was passed, it has sustained regular attacks to weaken it.
In July, Republican members of Congress, lobbyists and the Trump Administration proposed more than two dozen new changes to the protections.
Join us today as we take a look at some of the wildlife, both nationally and locally, that benefit from from the Endangered Species Act and what could happen to them if the proposed changes pass.
Timothy Cama, energy and environmental reporter, The Hill
Kenn Kaufman, co-author of "Kaufman Field Guide to Nature of the Midwest"
Jeremy T. Bruskotter, associate professor, Ohio State School of Environment and Natural Resources
Dusty Lombardi, executive director, Ohio Wildlife Center