Controversy over changes to Endangered Species Act
January 05, 2009 at 10:33 AM
The state of California has recently announced a lawsuit against the Bush Administration regarding changes to the Endangered Species Act. At issue are changes made to the standard of scientific review for new developments on public lands. Previously, environmental impact studies must be completed with consultation from scientists at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service or National Marine Fisheries Service. The changes, which went into effect December 16, allow government agencies to create environmental impact reports without consulting biologists from outside their agency.
California joins group in species-act suit -- San Francisco Chronicle
California sues Bush administration to protect endangered species -- Scientific American
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