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ESA Word Games

Dec 05, 2017

Endangered Species Act bureaucrats are playing word games that costs billions of dollars:  Damien Schiff writes, “In the 44 years since the Endangered Species Act became law, federal officials have applied it to cover more than 2,000 plants and animals, spent billions of dollars in administering it and imposed tens of billions in economic costs by forcing vast areas of land out of productive use in the name of habitat protection.  Given these monumental impacts, one might think decision-making would be careful and scientifically rigorous. But it’s not. Quite the contrary: Endangered Species Act regulators have never even bothered to provide official definitions for their key criteria in adding plants and animals to the protected list. … ”  Read more from the Pacific Legal Foundation here:  Endangered Species Act bureaucrats are playing word games that costs billions of dollars

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