Trump administration overhauls Endangered Species Act

Trump administration overhauls Endangered Species Act

The Trump administration on Monday rolled out some of the broadest changes in decades to enforcement of the landmark Endangered Species Act. The changes allow the government to put an economic cost on saving a species. Critics say the shift could accelerate the extinction of struggling creatures. The admin argued the changes will make regulation more efficient and less burdensome.

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RebornZA
RebornZA 1 year

But why though?

Roadhog
Roadhog 1 year

"The Endangered Species Act is generally uncontroversial, and it works" Anyone shocked that Vox would get it completely wrong? The ESA is counterproductive to its own goals due to the incentive it creates. Which is to immediately kill the endangered species so you don't end up in a legal quagmire. https://reason.com/2003/12/31/shoot-shovel-and-shut-up/

RedPilled
RedPilled 1 year

Well let's wait to see what those specific changes are. Maybe the changes just have to do with ineffective regulation that only puts a burden on businesses, but doesn't actually fix the problem it is tasked to do. This happens a lot with regulation, governmental programs aren't 100% efficient and never will be, they should always be measured for efficiency and evaluated continuously over time. I read IJR's article which didn't mention specifics of what the changes are, so I'll wait to see from another article before making a judgement

Edmond_Dantes
Edmond_Dantes 1 year

I literally don't see anything wrong with this, cutting back regulations that make it harder for American farmers/ranchers/miners etc. to do their jobs without the government butting in. While you're at it, dismantle the EPA. All they do is sit on their asses and think of ways to slap regulation on everything they can stick their dicks into

bobby_5150
bobby_5150 1 year

Slaughtering fetuses is OK, but heaven forbid if you look sideways at a kangaroo rat.

Daniel McEwen
Daniel McEwen 1 year

This one I don't like at all. If it was up to me, I'd preserve more areas, not less.

Need a hug bro?
Need a hug bro? 1 year

Great, now Trump wants to deport Dumbo, Bambi, and The Lion King...

PhreneticNI
PhreneticNI 1 year

I don't know of anything in the Constitution that gives Congress authority to legislate on endangered species. For that matter, I don't know of anything in the Constitution that says that the federal government can own land.

Ignis
Ignis 1 year

I love how the Trump brigade isn't here to justify it, cos they can't 😂 (right winger here btw)

Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 1 year

Why?

michael zubas
michael zubas 1 year

Do we have to Hunt EVERYTHING??? Do We?

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