House Democrats Look To Reverse New ESA Rule

Law360, New York (January 15, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Thirteen Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have moved to overturn a new rule that critics say neuters the Endangered Species Act by allowing federal agencies to sidestep a requirement that they consult with experts on projects that could affect imperiled species.

On Thursday, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Nick Rahall, D-W.Va., introduced a resolution to overturn new regulations that opponents say gut Section 7 of the ESA, which requires consultation with experts on projects such as logging or the construction of dams.

Those rules...
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