Re: NANFA-- Bush and the ESA

Jay DeLong (
Sat, 14 Apr 2001 09:41:35 -0700


>The Bush administration is asking Congress to remove from
>the Endangered Species Act a provision that allows environmental
>groups and others to sue the Interior Department to get rare
>plants and animals listed as endangered. The budget provision
>would still permit citizen lawsuits but effectively render
>them meaningless by placing severe limits on what the agency
>can do or spend to comply with them, according to Interior
>spokesman Mark Pfeifle.
>Source: Associated Press


Norton may get sole discretion over species protection
Friday, April 13, 2001
By Theo Stein, The Denver Post
The Bush administration wants to
give the Fish and Wildlife Service
the power to ignore citizen lawsuits
filed under the Endangered Species
Act, giving Interior Secretary Gale
Norton sole discretion over which
species qualify for federal
protection. ....

I had hoped for better than this, that we'd be moving into a new age of
awareness and responsibility, but now I'm ashamed to have George W Bush as
my President and Gale Norton as my country's Secretary of the Interior.

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA

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