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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

"Bush administration goes too far on Endangered Species Act"


The Rocky calls out the lame-duck Bush administration for revamping the rules behind enforcement of the Endangered Species Act.

In so doing, the Rocky does call for one great change:

The act should provide private landowners with compensation if their property is declared "critical habitat" for a listed species and that declaration limits its use. That would reduce the incentive of landowners to try to rid their property of rare species, as has been known to happen. It would also be more fair.

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