Obama Plan to Cap Funding for Endangered Species Act Petitions Angers Litigants

Greenwire: A Fish and Wildlife Service proposal that would give the agency more leeway to delay considering new endangered species petitions is getting a chilly reception from environmentalists and others involved in litigation on the issue. Under the plan discussed in a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing last week, the service has asked Congress to cap funding for the processing of new Endangered Species Act petitions (E&E Daily, March 17). Such a move would have legal significance because the......

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