Overhaul of Endangered Species Act?
Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming has announced draft legislation that would give new powers and responsibilities for state officials to determine how animals and plants should be protected, essentially overhauling the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
The new bill represents the most significant threat in years to the 44-year-old law, which has been credited with rescuing 99% of listed species from extinction, including the bald eagle, gray wolf and grizzly bear.
With this success rate, should the ESA be subjected to repeated legislative attacks? What say you?