The ESA And Bush's Footprints

Law360, New York (January 8, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- On Dec. 16, 2008, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service (Services) published a final rule (Section 7 Rule) in the Federal Register that makes significant changes to certain provisions of the consultation requirements under Section 7 of the Federal Endangered Species Act (ESA).[1]

In one of the final actions of the Bush Administration’s environmental agenda, these actions set the stage for the Obama Administration to wrestle with the scope of the ESA, and in particular, the interplay of climate change...
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