Does "democracy" help the Endangered Species Act?

August 23, 2012 | By DAMIEN SCHIFF

So concludes a new study to be published in the journal Science by Emory biology professor Berry Brosi and UC Berkeley law professor Eric Biber.  The gist of their analysis is that many species obtain ESA protection thanks to a citizen petition submitted under Section 4 of the Act.  Without the petitioning process, the authors … ...