Underreported: Is the Endangered Species Act Endangered?

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Since George W. Bush became president, 57 species have been declared endangered, usually as a result of lawsuits. That's fewer than under any president since the Endangered Species Act was signed by Nixon in 1973. Now Bush administration officials are reviewing proposed changes to the way the ESA is enforced.

On today's Underreported, we'll look at which species are threatened and which are thriving these days....and how the proposed changes to the ESA could affect the survival of endangered species. Leonard talks to Stuart Pimm, a conservation biologist and Professor of Conservation Ecology at Duke University.

Comments [1]

Andrea M. from Morristown, NJ

Penn & Teller have an episode from Season 3 of their Showtime series (not mentioning name of series because it is an expletive) that debunks the Endangered Species Act. I highly recommend viewing this episode (available on DVD) and then entire series for that matter.

You can read a synopsis of the episode and view a video clip at:

Watch the episode and decide for yourself!

Mar. 29 2007 09:46 AM

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