Category Archive: Endangered Species

Mar 01

The ark in dry dock

Let us stipulate that the Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973 is right up there with the Superfund law and the Clean Water Act rules impacting wetlands, as one of the “most criticized and controversial of all environmental laws,” as described by Jonat…

Jan 20

Rebuilding the Ark:New Perspectives on Endangered Species Act Reform

Jonathan Adler
Also read Tracy Mehan’s review in the Environmental Forum
The Endangered Species Act (ESA) may be the most powerful environmental law in the United States. Enacted in 1973, the ESA prohibits any actions that may caus…

Oct 18

Endangered species and the roles of science and policy

By Jonathan Adler
PERC Senior Fellow
At a congressional hearing last week, Assistant U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Gary Frazer said that the Interior Department’s Office of Science Integrity would conduct an independent evaluation of the work…

Oct 05

The Leaky Ark

By Jonathan Adler
Professor and Director of the
Center for Business Law and Regulation
at Case Western Reserve University School of Law.
The Endangered Species Act (ESA) was enacted with much fanfare and little controversy in 1973. At the time, few ant…

Aug 24

The Endangered Species Act and Federalism

A new book from Resources For the Future Press features a chapter by PERC scholars Terry Anderson and Reed Watson. The Endangered Species Act and Federalism, edited by Buzz Thompson and Kaush Arha, explores the role of states and local governments in p…

Apr 25

Politics of Endangered Species

By Jim Huffman
Buried in the continuing resolution funding the federal government for the remainder of 2011 is a rider that delists the gray wolf as an endangered species in Montana and Idaho. The rider had bipartisan sponsorship from Sen. …