Making needed changes
The Trump Administration last week did what Congress or any previous presidential administration couldn’t or wouldn’t: modernize federal agency processes under the 46-year-old Endangered Species Act (ESA).
Interior Secretary David Bernhardt announced three new rules to ensure that the ESA better fulfills the purpose of species recovery while making the law work better for landowners.
These improvements matter because ESA restrictions hinder farming and ranching — something that’s understandable when it truly is needed to benefit a species. However, it’s extremely frustrating when the farmer or rancher knows the restrictions will do little for the critters they’re supposed to help or when species remain on the endangered list long ...
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