Endangered Species Act


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Endangered Species Act

A federal law originally intended to protect endangered species on federal land, but expanded to include protections wherever found, including private property.The existence of a protected species on one's land may prevent development or dramatically increase the expenses.This is not considered a condemnation,so there is no government compensation.

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The Endangered Species Act was designed to preserve biodiversity, not enrich trial lawyers and political activists," Bush said in a statement.
Harmonizing requirements under the Endangered Species Act and Crown Forest Sustainability Act to preserve protection while avoiding overlap
He has restored independent, scientific oversight to the heart of the Endangered Species Act.
If the polar bear is listed under the Endangered Species Act, then the government will say that it is being forced to comply by reducing the "greenhouse-gas emissions" that are supposedly harming the bear's environment.
Congress about bald eagles or about a recent proposal to weaken the Endangered Species Act.
Nabbing poachers is critical to protecting wildlife Globally, the illegal sale of wild animals and their body parts--from bear hides to elephant tusks--yields about $5 billion a year Even though many of these wild animal species are protected under the Endangered Species Act.
I think what the Pombo bill does is refocusing attention to the core purpose of the Endangered Species Act, which is the protection of species,'' she said.
Originally adopted in 1973, the Endangered Species Act protects species believed to be on the brink of extinction.
would severely undermine the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and punch loopholes in the law on behalf of greedy developers, oil companies, and other special interests.
AFBF's current president, Bob Stallman, is considered a moderate when compared to his very conservative predecessors, but he embraces a range of anti-environmental positions, including speaking out against the Kyoto global warming treaty, opposing predator reintroductions in the West and supporting weakening of the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA).
It called for opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil drilling, gutting the Endangered Species Act, opening wilderness lands to energy development, logging, and motorized recreation, and giving management of national parks over to private firms like Disney.
The federal government has agreed to review Endangered Species Act protections for the northern spotted owl and marbled murrelet to settle lawsuits brought by the timber industry.

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