Commentary

Endangered Species Act Reform Bill Introduced

Today House Committee on Resources Chairman Richard W. Pombo (R-CA) announced the introduction of HR 3824 — the Threatened and Endangered Species Recovery Act of 2005 (TESRA). According to the Committee’s press release:

TESRA fixes the long-outstanding problems of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) by (1) focusing on species recovery (2) providing incentives (3) increasing openness and accountability (4) strengthening scientific standards (5) creating bigger roles for state and local governments (6) protecting private property owners and (7) eliminating dysfunctional critical habitat designations.

For more information, including the bill’s text, a section by section analysis, and a summary, check out the press release.

Leonard Gilroy is vice president of government reform at Reason Foundation and senior managing director of Reason's Pension Integrity Project.