Category: Endangered Species

Fixing Government’s “Terrible Record” on Endangered Species

Fixing Government’s “Terrible Record” on Endangered Species

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An inconvenient truth of the Endangered Species Act is that it hasn’t worked very well. “It’s a terrible record,” said National Center Senior Fellow Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. in a recent interview, “even by the standards of a government program.” He ...
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Endangered Species Reform Promotes Better Environmental Stewardship

Endangered Species Reform Promotes Better Environmental Stewardship

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With only a three percent recovery rate for 1,661 species that the federal government has designated as threatened or endangered since 1973, National Center Senior Fellow Dr. Bonner Cohen calls the Endangered Species Act (ESA) “a complete dud.” “Paltry,” he notes, ...
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Border Walls = Litter Prevention

Border Walls = Litter Prevention

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Environmental devastation across the U.S.-Mexico border is real, but the left says a border wall would make things worse. On the other hand, National Center Senior Fellow Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. thinks a wall would do well in deterring threats to ...
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ESA Reform Needed: Chicken Little Not Endangered by Falling Sky

ESA Reform Needed: Chicken Little Not Endangered by Falling Sky

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On October 1, 1992, H. Ross Perot announced his first campaign for president. Feel old yet? Did you also know that October 1, 1992 is same day the Endangered Species Act (ESA) lost its authorization for funding. If didn’t realize this, it’s ...
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Supreme Court Set for Ribbiting Property Rights Case

Supreme Court Set for Ribbiting Property Rights Case

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As the U.S. Supreme Court justices hand down the last of their high-profile decisions for the current term, property rights proponents are preparing for their fall term and a major case that could finally set boundaries on the currently unchecked ...
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Huffington Post: Ignore the Environmental Activists

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Sometimes, you have to take the battle to their turf. In a piece for the Huffington Post today, I make the case that while green groups seek to ban newer and better pesticides because they allegedly harm bees, the groups ...
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Arizona Urges Congress To Update The ESA

Members of the Arizona State Legislature recently passed Concurrent Resolution 1013 urging the U.S. Congress to update the Endangered Species Act (ESA): …to improve its effectiveness in protecting and recovering Arizona’s threatened and endangered species. The ESA, passed in 1973, ...
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Polar Bears In A Changing Climate: A Philosophical Showdown At CITES

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A showdown over how to protect the Earth’s polar bears is happening now at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) where the Inuit, conservationists, hunters, two Big Green groups, the governments of ...
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Occupy Occupy D.C. Calls for Cease Fire in Obama’s War on Nature

Interior Department Puts Hit Out on Barred Owls, Proving Folly of Endangered Species Regulations Washington, D.C. - Members of the National Center for Public Policy Research's "Occupy Occupy D.C." street team will rally against the Obama Administration's new policy to ...
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