Invasive Species

Nearly 70 Policy Groups Warn: Beware of ‘Invasive Species’ Regulations

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Washington, D.C. - The National Center for Public Policy Research has delivered a coalition letter signed by representatives of nearly 70 policy organizations to Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee Chairman James Inhofe (R-OK) urging him to protect private property rights by avoiding the creation of so-called "invasive species" regulations.  ...
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New Report Warns Against Expansive New Regulation of ‘Invasive Species

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Washington, D.C. - Calls by some federal lawmakers to add burdensome new regulations to quarantine, to control or to kill so-called 'invasive species' are of dubious environmental value and represent a real threat to property owners, says a new report released by The National Center for Public Policy Research. According ...
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Invasive Species: Animal, Vegetable or Political? by Dana Joel Gattuso

"These are like something from a bad, horror movie." -Former U.S. Secretary of Interior Gail Norton, Time for Kids, October 2002 What do mute swans, kudzu, red clover, pigs, and starlings have in common?  Not much, except that they are all non-indigenous species - that is, the species does not ...
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“TESRA” Endangered Species Act Reform Update

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Regular visitors to this blog, let alone our website, are unlikely to have missed our criticism (for example, here and here) of the policy implications within the draft of House Resources Committee Chairman Richard Pombo's "Threatened and Endangered Species Recovery Act," TESRA for short, that has been circulating these last ...
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Wake Up, Republicans: Endangered Species Act Reforms Should Protect Property Rights and Species, Not Harm Both

80+ Groups Send Letter to House Resources Committee Chairman Richard Pombo Calling GOP Reform Draft “Extremely Disappointing” Washington, D.C. - Today, the National Center for Public Policy Research joined over 80 major national and state public policy organizations in a coalition letter expressing disappointment with Republican efforts to reauthorize the ...
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Rep. Pombo’s Endangered Species Act Reform Proposal Would Do More Harm Than Good, Analysis Says

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Washington, D.C.- Rep. Richard Pombo's Endangered Species Act reform proposal wouldn't fix the ESA's fundamental flaws, would place endangered species at greater risk and would give federal officials even wider powers to violate property rights, says The National Center for Public Policy Research in a just-released 3,500-word analysis of the ...
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Property Rights Advocates Brace for Another Betrayal; Like Kelo Decision, ESA Reform May Place Special Interests Above Property Rights

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Still reeling from the Supreme Court decision Kelo v. City of New London, property rights advocates are bracing themselves for another betrayal of private property rights - this time from the GOP-controlled Congress - according to The National Center for Public Policy Research. In its June 23rd decision, the Court ...
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