Posted by: Sandy Steinman | July 22, 2018

Interior Department Proposes Severely Weakening Endangered Species Act

The New York Times reports

The Interior Department on Thursday proposed the most sweeping set of changes in decades to the Endangered Species Act, the law that brought the bald eagle and the Yellowstone grizzly bear back from the edge of extinction but which Republicans say is cumbersome and restricts economic development.

The proposed revisions have far-reaching implications, potentially making it easier for roads, pipelines and other construction projects to gain approvals than under current rules. One change, for instance, would eliminate longstanding language that prohibits considering economic factors when deciding whether or not a

Read full story at Law That Saved the Bald Eagle Could Be Vastly Reworked – The New York Times


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