TITLE

Pombo takes on the Endangered Species Act

AUTHOR(S)
Farquhar, Brodie
PUB. DATE
October 2005
SOURCE
High Country News;10/17/2005, Vol. 37 Issue 19, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the attempt of the California Representative, Richard Pombo, to reform one of the key environmental laws in the U.S., the Endangered Species Act. On September 29, 2005, the U.S. House of Representatives approved his Threatened and Endangered Species Recovery Act, which proposes far-reaching changes to the law. Most significantly, Pombo's bill repeals the requirement to protect critical habitat, the home territories of endangered or threatened creatures. It also allows the secretary of the Interior, a political appointee, to determine what science can be used to make decisions about a protected species.
ACCESSION #
18709253

 

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