Forty years of the Endangered Species Act : a time for reflection

April 11, 2013 | By JAMES BURLING

I published this op-ed in the Visalia-Times Delta this morning.  Here’s a snippet: Enacted in 1973 under President Richard Nixon, the ESA authorizes federal officials to identify “endangered” and “threatened” species, and foster recovery through regulation. In one respect — the economic impact — the results are ea ...