Wildlife Officials Told To Dismiss Climate Impact

Law360, New York (October 15, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Bush administration officials have told wildlife agencies that the Endangered Species Act cannot be used to protect animals and their habitats from climate change by regulating specific sources of greenhouse gas emissions, leaked memos show.

The memos, made public by the nonprofit group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, describe a legal opinion that says since it cannot be proven that greenhouse gas emissions from any proposed project will have an impact on specific species or habitat, federal agencies do not need to consult with wildlife experts...
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