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Endangered species recovery requires flexibility, not strict regulations

Rep. Dan Newhouse and Brian Yablonski write in The Washington Examiner that endangered species recovery requires flexibility, not strict regulations.

The C3 Take
  • While well-intentioned, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) has become an excessive regulation that hampers conservation efforts.
  • Since the inaction of the ESA, less than 2% of species have recovered and been delisted.
  • One way in which the ESA can be improved is by empowering landowners and focusing on local solutions.

“The success of conservation policy must be measured by its outcomes — not by the number of, or stringency of, regulations. The focus must instead be on supporting local conservation efforts that use some of the most effective species recovery tools we have: private citizens and American industry.”

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