Bush Admin to endangered species: "Not in my backyard"

In what may be the biggest blow to endangered species in recent years, the Bush Administration last week released a new "interpretation" of the Endangered Species Act which says that if a threatened species has a healthy(ish) population in one place, it does not deserve protection in all other sites where the species are less healthy.

In other words, if there are two breeding wolves in one U.S. state, they don't get protected in any other state.

Nevermind that a species needs several breeding populations to stay genetically viable or to protect itself against predation, disease or natural disaster.

We'll post any links to combat this abominable "interpretation" as we come across them.

Link: Bush administration adopts new Endangered Species Act policy.

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