July 26, 2010

The Endangered Species Act and global warming

By The Endangered Species Act and global warming

Author: Brandon Middleton

Nossaman's Robert Horton summarizes a recent Yale Environment 360 article by Todd Woody on attempts to use the Endangered Species Act to"ease the impact of global warming on numerous
animals and plants":

As Mr. Woody notes in his article . . . listing decisions have been
spurred by petitions and lawsuits filed by several environmental
organizations with the aim of not only protecting the species from
extinction, but utlimately requiring the Services to require emitters of
GHG to reduce or mitigate their emissions.  But, so far, the utimate
aim has been frustrated by resistance from both the Bush and Obama
Administrations and doubts about the validity of the legal theory
underlying the overarching strategy.

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