How Will Congress Approach ESA Reform?

Law360, New York (April 3, 2017, 11:49 AM EDT) -- Paul Weiland

Steven P. Quarles The role of Congress in the administration of federal environmental and natural resource laws, generally, and the Endangered Species Act, in particular, has slowly declined over the past 35 years. Concomitant with this decline, the roles of the executive and judicial branches of government have grown. In the present tumultuous political climate, it is difficult to predict whether the historical trend will continue or whether there will be a realignment of the balance of powers among the branches. But it is likely that congressional Republicans will make a concerted effort to amend the ESA during the...

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