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Endangered Species Act Overhaul

| Wednesday October 5th, 2005 | 1 Comment

eagle.jpgKim Fox for 3p: Representative Richard Pombo’s (R-Calif) startling Threatened and Endangered Species Recovery Act bill passed the House last week on Capital Hill. The bill would overhaul the 1973 Endangered Species Act, which is credited for protecting 1,268 U.S species of plants and animals and 466 critically sensitive habitats. The new proposed law would eliminate the critical habitat designations and remove pesticide controls near threatened species.
Also, the Department of the Interior Secretary (a political appointee) is granted authority to designate the scientific data methods that drive the government’s decisions under the law. The biggest debate in the House was over the proposed plan to pay farmers and developers for economic losses from the US Fish and Wildlife rulings that would limit development plans due to the presence of a threatened species, potentially costing the government billions of dollars.


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  • http://www.aboutmyplanet.com Nathaniel Millward

    There are certainly many variables that affect the endangerment of animals in various areas of the world. It’s pesticle problems in this case and the outbreak of rabies, for example, with the Ethiopian Wolves in the following article:
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