House Republicans call for overhaul to Endangered Species Act

  • Article by: MATTHEW BROWN , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 4, 2014 - 6:45 PM

BILLINGS, Mont. — Republicans in Congress on Tuesday called for an overhaul to the Endangered Species Act to curtail environmentalists' lawsuits and give more power to states, but experts say broad changes to one of the nation's cornerstone environmental laws are unlikely given the pervasive partisan divide in Washington, D.C.

  • 6
  • Comments

  • Results per page:
  • 1 - 6 of 6
texas_technomanFeb. 4, 14 5:17 AM

Its all about jobs, jobs, jobs, you know. We don't need no stinkin wildlife...

10
3
northern1234Feb. 4, 14 9:01 AM

I love that we make the sacrifices necessary to ensure the safety of our wildlife. Look at the black rhino in Africa - almost extinct, as well as the elephants, etc. Living in northern Minnesota, it has been a pleasure to watch the bald eagle come back from near extinction. There has to be a balance for all of God's creatures to live together on this planet. If there aren't environmental regulations in place, big business would run roughshod over everything. All you have to do is look to West Virginia to see the damaging effects caused by environmental catastrophes.

9
1
oleprofessorFeb. 4, 14 9:42 AM

The biggest danger to Bald Eagles and California Condors right now are the giant windmills that kill thousands of our avian friends every year.

0
6
smeeagain2Feb. 4, 1411:52 AM

Clearly the only thing republicans are interested in "conserving" is corporate profits.

5
0
lindaspyFeb. 4, 1412:15 PM

If it doesn't have money attached to it Republicans don't support it! They couldn't care less about the environment or wildlife. These are the "drill baby drill" folks!

3
0
orpheus90Feb. 4, 14 9:44 PM

From the article: Republicans have seized on the fact that only 2 percent of protected species have been declared recovered ... The obvious republican manipulation of data aside, surely they can't believe were not in on the joke here, namely: if left to republican devices, that number of recovered species would be reduced to zero. I wonder why the republicans even bother when they know the general public extends them neither trust nor credence on issues like this?

2
0
  • 1 - 6 of 6

Comment on this story   |  

ADVERTISEMENT

Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT