ESA Rules Raise Questions On Climate Policy

Law360, New York (August 14, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of the Interior’s move to scale back on the use of independent government scientists to review how new construction projects may affect endangered animals and plants, as required under the Endangered Species Act, has touched off a charged debate over whether the federal law should be used to address climate change.

Whether the revisions to the ESA are finalized before President Bush leaves office remains to be seen, but some environmental lawyers say that the controversial proposal underscores the challenges the next administration...
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