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Bush Administration Eviscerates Endangered Species Act Protections

January 5, 2009 • Daily Email Recap

Washington, DC – The Bush administration today issued a final rule eliminating the Endangered Species Act requirement that federal agencies consult with independent scientists. John Kostyack, Executive Director of Wildlife and Global Warming for the National Wildlife Federation said:

“In the eleventh hour of his presidency, President Bush has rammed through a sweeping overhaul of the Endangered Species Act. This action eviscerates key protections that have helped safeguard and recover endangered fish, wildlife and plants for the past 35 years.

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