Easing the Endangered Species Act
Extinctions are one manifestation of collapsing ecosystems. Clearly the human enterprise has surpassed the ability of natural systems to provide services and absorb wastes. Ecological systems are fraying and falling apart. Humanity is oh so naive to believe that loss of animal species does not portend their own demise. America is criminally negligent in failing to protect and restore its human habitat.
Governors Seek Easing of Endangered Species Act
Western governors gathered here Friday to plan with the Bush administration and members of Congress how to change the Endangered Species Act, the 31-year-old law they say has imposed costly hardships on the energy industry, developers, loggers and property owners.