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Protecting the Endangered Species Act from Last-Minute Rule Changes

The Latest On: Protecting the Endangered Species Act from Last-Minute Rule Changes

June 3, 2010 | Feature

Obama Dumps Bush Rule on ESA Consultation

Important protections for the nation's most-endangered wildlife, such as the grizzly bear, salmon and manatee, were restored when the Obama administration repealed an eleventh-hour Bush rule allowing federal agencies to skip consulting with wildlife experts on many federal projects.

May 20, 2009 | Feature

Obama Dumps Bush Rule on ESA Consultation

Important protections for the nation's most-endangered wildlife, such as the grizzly bear, salmon and manatee, were restored when the Obama administration repealed an eleventh-hour Bush rule allowing federal agencies to skip consulting with wildlife experts on many federal projects.

Grizzly bears in the lower-48 states were reduced to one to two percent of their historic numbers due to persecution, predator control efforts, sport hunting, and habitat destruction associated with the march of human development.
Photo: Janice Searles