Category: Endangered Species

Improve the ESA with Property Rights Protections

The National Center's environmental and regulatory project held a briefing on Capitol Hill today, in conjunction with the Capital Research Center. Happily, Hill interest in the possibility of improving the Endangered Species Act in a manner that protects property rights ...

Environmentalist Sports and How They Harm Us /
Alan Caruba of the National Anxiety Center sent along thoughts on a polar bear story. Unfortunately, it is not a story about cute bears, but dangerous ones -- the environmentalists who are using the current unreformed and unsuccessful Endangered Species ...

Senator Crapo’s Endangered Species Act Reform Effort Bad for Property Owners and Species

Press Release /
Washington, D.C. - Yesterday Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) introduced an Endangered Species Act (ESA) reform bill that he claims will offer "incentives" to property owners to help recover endangered species.  However, according to The National Center for Public Policy Research, ...

Endangered Species Reform and Immigration: When Travel is Illegal, Only Illegals Will Travel /
Does a proposal to reform the Endangered Species Act intersect with the immigration issue? Husband David thinks so: A draft of an Endangered Species Act bill that reportedly will be introduced by Rep. Richard Pombo (R-CA) next month includes a ...

“TESRA” Endangered Species Act Reform Proposal Would Do More Harm Than Good

Congress is once again contemplating changes to the Endangered Species Act.  As in the past, prospects for the adoption of meaningful reform are poor.  This is unfortunate, as few laws have been as ineffective and counterproductive as the Endangered Species ...

Threatened and Endangered Species Recovery Act of 2005 Draft Analyzed /
The National Center for Public Policy Research has a new press release out today examining House Resources Committee Chairman's "Threatened and Endangered Species Recovery Act of 2005" (a bill that actually has not been introduced) based on available drafts. The ...

The Endangered Species Act: Bad for People, Bad for Wildlife

In the 30 years since its enactment, the Endangered Species Act has emerged as one of the most powerful, and ineffective, environmental statutes on the books. Of the some 1,260 species listed as "endangered" or "threatened" under the ESA, fewer ...

Environmental Litigation Threatens Endangered Species, by Dana Joel Gattuso

National Policy Analysis #482 /
You know environmental lawsuits have spun out of control when barge activity on the Missouri River must come to a halt to preserve habitat for the nesting piping plover. A federal district court decision ordering the Army Corps of Engineers ...

Rules Protecting Endangered Species Endanger Defense Readiness Instead, by Dana Joel Gattuso

"Our new radar - it's a remarkable scientific achievement capable of spotting an intruder in the air at quite a long range... But we can't get permission to put her up [on top of the mountain from] the National Park ...

Radanovich and Allen Introduce Bills to Keep Sludge Out of the Potomac, Bring Endangered Species Act Enforcement to East Coast, by Tom Randall

Ten Second Response /
BACKGROUND: Rep. George Radanovich (R-CA) and Senator George Allen (R-VA) have introduced legislation to require the Environmental Protection Agency to restrict the Army Corps of Engineers from dumping millions of gallons of toxic sludge into the Potomac River, home to ...

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