November 24, 2017
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Bill would remove bald eagle from endangered list

The Associated Press

AUGUSTA, Maine — With bald eagle populations on the rebound, there’s a move afoot to remove the American symbol from Maine’s list of endangered and threatened species.

The move follows federal action to take the eagle off its endangered list in 2007. On Tuesday, the Legislature’s Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee will hold a hearing on a bill to bring Maine’s law on the bald eagle into sync with the federal policy.

A co-sponsor, Sen. Bruce Bryant of Dixfield, says there’s been a tremendous increase in the bald eagle population.

State and federal law first recognized the bald eagle as an endangered species in Maine and 42 other states in 1978. It was reclassified as a threatened species in 1995.

The eagle will still receive protection under several other laws.


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