Gut Rumbles
 

December 16, 2004

same name

He didn't change his name, but he did move to new digs. Update your blogrolls accordingly. He's good.

The fallacy of the Endangered Species Act has been illustrated in recent years with logging ended to protect an owl that nests in a department store sign, and federal employees planting false evidence to cause areas to be designated key habitat for an endangered animal that lives nowhere near the place. If the Act has ever played a positive role in heading off an extinction (other than of jobs), Iím unaware of it.

The emphasis is mine, but the opinion is his and I agree with it completely.


Comments

I'll have to do some research, but I do recall the American Bald Eagle being in danger of extinction until it was covered by the Endangered Species Act. Since then, if my memory serves, it has increased in numbers enough to be removed from the list, but I may be recalling incorrectly.

If my memory is correct, that would be ONE good thing from the Endangered Species Act, would it not?

Posted by: Jack on December 16, 2004 01:29 PM

I'd have to look it up, but my impression is that recovery efforts for the bald eagle were underway and having effect before ESA.

Supporters of ESA like to claim they had something to do with it.

Posted by: McGehee on December 16, 2004 01:40 PM
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