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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Wednesday, October 06, 2021

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to remove 23 species from the Endangered Species Act (ESA) due to extinction. Based on rigorous reviews of the best available science for each of these species, the Service has determined these species are extinct, and thus no longer require listing under the ESA. The purpose of the ESA is to protect and recover imperiled species and the ecosystems upon which they depend. For the species proposed for delisting today, the protections of the ESA came too late, with most either extinct, functionally extinct, or in steep decline at the timing of listing.

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Don't delist. It's just a way to save money on mitigation and habitat preservation efforts. It's not based on anything but complaints about the costs and limitations put on development by the listings. Give these species a few more years to turn up. Development and industrial pressures will never lift, besides, the habitat protections help other species that are NOT extinct.

Money is not everything. Except in Amerika.

#1 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2021-10-06 12:40 PM | Reply

Womp womp.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-10-07 12:47 PM | Reply

#1 | Posted by Effeteposer

That may be true but most of these species have not been spotted in 30 or more years. Some twice as long.

As for money is not everything - I think you were being snarky but if not you should get your butt out and see the world. There are a lot of places worse than "Amerika".

Let me give you a little anecdotal tale of money being everything elsewhere. In 2019, an acquaintance of mine who developed a hand held DNA scanner for lumber. Was in Peru working with a government official in the rain forest. Massive illegal deforestation and lumbering is happening there. He was working with the Peruvian Federal Government on technology to help them ID illegal lumber. He and the government officials he was working with had to be rescued by the military. The locals, local police and officials were basically out to lynch them because of the work they were doing. They were fleeing for a couple hours before the military managed to arrive. Would this happen in the USA today? Not likely but possible. Point is things are as bad or worse elsewhere.

Look at Illegal fishing globally. Look at Brazil's deforestation. Look at Russia, Africa and China in general, etc. It's not always life changing money often it is simply survival. Bottom line is that money is usually the root of it. The world is an ugly place.

#3 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-10-08 09:20 AM | Reply

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