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    The Left is Panicking Over Much Needed Changes to the Endangered Species Act

    The Trump administration announced new and long overdue changes to the Endangered Species Act Monday morning.
    “The best way to uphold the Endangered Species Act is to do everything we can to ensure it remains effective in achieving its ultimate goal—recovery of our rarest species. The Act’s effectiveness rests on clear, consistent and efficient implementation,” Interior Secretary David Bernhardt released in a statement. “An effectively administered Act ensures more resources can go where they will do the most good: on-the-ground conservation.”

    "The revisions to the regulations clarify that the standards for delisting and reclassification of a species consider the same five statutory factors as the listing of a species in the first place. This requirement ensures that all species proposed for delisting or reclassification receive the same careful analysis to determine whether or not they meet the statutory definitions of a threatened or endangered species as is done for determining whether to add a species to the list," an Interior Department press release adds.
    This of course prompted the left to go into a fact-free meltdown about the environment and accusations are flying about special interest groups driving the decision.
    The Trump admin. finalized plans to weaken the Endangered Species Act.

    Proposed changes could:
    - Let authorities ignore effects of climate change
    - End automatic protection for newly threatened species
    - Open protected land to mining + energy pic.twitter.com/AZ53ZsBeij
    — AJ+ (@ajplus) August 12, 2019
    Trump is bulldozing the most important tool we have to protect endangered species. These rollbacks of the ESA are for one purpose only: more handouts to special interests that don’t want to play by the rules and only want to line their pockets. https://t.co/2ocrws7nsJ
    — Raul M. Grijalva (@RepRaulGrijalva) August 12, 2019
    The Trump administration isn't "weakening" the Endangered Species Act. In fact, the changes being made are geared toward bolstering real conservation and accountability.
    Here are the facts, courtesy of PERC:
    “These essential tweaks to the Endangered Species Act promise to make the law more effective and results-driven in the 21st century. It represents a win for all of us devoted to recovering species and a win for states and landowners who now have an opportunity to be more innovative and creative in their role as habitat protectors,” said PERC executive director Brian Yablonski.

    In tracking the history of the Endangered Species Act, only 1 percent of the species listed have gone extinct, while less than 2 percent of listed species have recovered and been delisted. Imperiled wildlife needs both extinction protection and species recovery. Since most of these species rely on private lands for the vast majority of their habitat, cooperation with landowners is crucial for recovery. Yet the presence of listed species or their habitat often brings increased regulation, making landowners less likely to welcome at-risk species on their property.

    For decades, the Endangered Species Act has essentially treated all listed species the same, whether classified as endangered or threatened. These reforms would restore the act’s original two-tiered approach, which maintains the strongest protections for endangered species while increasing flexibility and providing a degree of regulatory relief when it comes to threatened species. This updated approach will better align the incentives of property owners with the interests of at-risk species.

    Lifting automatic and often unnecessarily burdensome regulations for threatened species will encourage states and landowners to recover them before they reach endangered status. It will also provide additional motivation to help recover endangered species and improve them to threatened status. These reforms affirm the statute’s effectiveness at preventing extinctions while improving the incentives to recover wildlife.
    Members of the Senate and Congressional Caucus are praising the move.

    More at: https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiep...s-act-n2551530
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    But they wage war on he unborn.
    Do something Dodgers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by euphemia View Post
    But they wage war on he unborn.
    They hate mankind because they follow the devil.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by euphemia View Post
    But they wage war on he unborn.
    They hate mankind because they follow the devil.
    Are you implying pro-choice people 'follow the devil'?
    Opposing elective 'baby murder' is one thing but that statement goes too far.
    feel same way about people willing to drop MOABs on civilian mankind ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by enhanced_deficit View Post
    Are you implying pro-choice people 'follow the devil'?
    Opposing elective 'baby murder' is one thing but that statement goes too far.
    feel same way about people willing to drop MOABs on civilian mankind ?

    Trump has done much to end abortion now that he actually has power and doesn't need to say the "right" things to work his way into it.

    War is a more complicated question but he seems to be more anti-war than recent Presidents too.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

    A Zero Hedge comment

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    Quote Originally Posted by euphemia View Post
    But they wage war on he unborn.
    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    They hate mankind because they follow the devil.
    Pro-Abortion HuffPost Horrified When Lioness Kills Own Babies, Cheers When Humans Do It

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    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

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    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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