December 28, 2009

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Plans Regulatory Overhaul of ESA

By U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Plans Regulatory Overhaul of ESA

According to the NYT, the Fish and Wildlife Service is considering "wide-ranging revisions" to the 1973 Endangered Species Act:

"Efforts to make major changes in ESA have not gone far in the past, in part, because of strong feelings about the law from both landowners and environmentalists.

"Western Republican lawmakers, landowners and businesses blame ESA for hindering development while doing little to recover imperiled species. Environmentalists, on the other hand, say the law has protected hundreds of species from extinction."  Read more here.

Posted by Reed Hopper

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