Bush Tries to Kill Endangered Species Act
Source: White House
Good grief. What won’t this man touch?
A ruling from the Bush Administration will eliminate a requirement in the Endangered Species Act for federal agencies to consult with independent scientists and researchers before beginning a project.
The Bush administration today issued a final rule eliminating the Endangered Species Act requirement that federal agencies consult with independent scientists.
“This action eviscerates key protections that have helped safeguard and recover endangered fish, wildlife and plants for the past 35 years,” said John Kostyack, Executive Director of Wildlife and Global Warming for the National Wildlife Federation.
“Our government is founded in a system of checks, balances and accountability,” he said. “President Bush has violated each of these principles by finalizing this rule in his waning days of power.”
Oh yeah, do you also know that back in August, the Bush Administration changed the limits for the amount of arsenic allowed in your drinking water?
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