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 USGS-led group presented its reports in fall 2007, and in May 2008, the Department of Interior listed the polar bear as a threatened species under the US Endangered Species Act.
"He has restored independent, scientific oversight to the heart of the Endangered Species Act." Suckling's organization had filed suit against the Bush administration in an attempt to overturn the eleventh-hour rule via the courts.
Due to a recent court order, bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) in the Sonoran Desert of central Arizona are again protected under the Endangered Species Act as threatened.
None of those criteria mentioned required consultations regarding over species protected under the Endangered Species Act.
at 12 (stating, "EPA's approval of State authority to administer a NPDES program is not a delegation of Federal permitting authority; the State operates its program wholly under State law"); see also Memorandum of Agreement Between the Environmental Protection Agency, Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service Regarding Enhanced Coordination Under the Clean Water Act and Endangered Species Act, 66 Fed.
Congress about bald eagles or about a recent proposal to weaken the Endangered Species Act.
Grizzlies have been protected under the Endangered Species Act since 1975.
In this volume, the essays are organized under four main topics: the path to extinction, with articles on whether humans are primarily responsible and whether species can recover; the impact of the Endangered Species Act, with articles both pro and con, some treating the scientific battle over the Klamath River; problems with endangered species conservation, such as whether parasitic species should be saved; and the fight to save endangered species, such as spectacled bears in Peru, ocelots in south Texas, and the return of the California condor.
Lying on the ground in front of them is the carcass of a 225 kilogram (500 pound) grizzly bear--a species protected under the Endangered Species Act.
Richard Pombo (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Resources Committee, introduced legislation that would rewrite the Endangered Species Act.
The organization's goals include seeking solutions to global warming, strengthening the Endangered Species Act, and working to limit oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
The purpose of the Endangered Species Act is to conserve endangered and threatened species and the ecosystems upon which they depend.

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