A monarch butterfly rests on the fingertip of John Miano of Destin, Florida, in this In this October 20, 2017, file photo. Monarchs are currently awaiting designation as an endangered species in the US. Photo: AP

US plans to roll back Endangered Species Act, allowing economics to influence protections and alarming environmentalists

The proposed changes will also end automatic protections for threatened species

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A monarch butterfly rests on the fingertip of John Miano of Destin, Florida, in this In this October 20, 2017, file photo. Monarchs are currently awaiting designation as an endangered species in the US. Photo: AP
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