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Endangered Species Act Scientific Consultation Process Under Review

Earlier this year, the Obama Administration overturned the Bush Administration’s last-minute changes to the rules implementing consultations under Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act. When the Department of Interior repealed the rule changes in April, they initiated a public comment period to consider any new ideas for changes. The scientific consultation provision requires federal agencies to consult with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service or National Marine Fisheries Service to ensure that their actions don’t harm endangered species or… Continue reading