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A Fairer Endangered Species Act Reform (Guest: Daren Bakst)

September 19, 2019

The reforms the Trump Administration enacted to how the Endangered Species Act operates should produce better outcomes for species and be fairer to private property owners.

The endangered species act has been a costly failure, with very few species being recovered in the 46 years since it was enacted. The Trump administration issued regulations to better distinguish between the levels of protection required for endangered and threatened species, and to ensure that habitat designated as critical for species recovery actually be viable habitat for the species. 
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H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D. is a Heartland senior fellow on environmental policy and the managing editor of Environment & Climate News.
hsburnett@heartland.org
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Daren Bakst is the Research Fellow in Agricultural Policy at the Heritage Foundation and policy advisor for The Heartland Institute.
daren.bakst@heritage.org @darenbakst