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August 27, 2014

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In this undated photo released by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, a bald eagle files in Utah. Proponents credit the Endangered Species Act with staving off extinction for hundreds of species, from the bald eagle and American alligator to the gray whale, but Republicans in Congress say the 40-year-old law meant to protect animals and plants from extinction has become bogged down by litigation and needs to be updated.

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Lynn Chamberlain / AP

In this undated photo released by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, a bald eagle files in Utah. Proponents credit the Endangered Species Act with staving off extinction for hundreds of species, from the bald eagle and American alligator to the gray whale, but Republicans in Congress say the 40-year-old law meant to protect animals and plants from extinction has become bogged down by litigation and needs to be updated.