Thursday, February 10, 2005

Bad Moon Rising

Senator Crapo News Release - ESA Media Advisory:
Crapo, Chafee, Pombo and Walden to address Endangered Species Act

Washington DC—Senators Mike Crapo and Lincoln Chaffee will join Representatives Richard Pombo and Greg Walden Thursday in a press conference to discuss a new, coordinated House-Senate approach to improve and update the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

The conference will be held Thursday, February 10th at 12 noon in the Senate Radio and Television Gallery, room S-325 in the U.S. Capitol.

Click here to listen to the archived audio stream following the conference.

For more information, contact Susan Wheeler at (202) 224-5150 or by email at susan_wheeler@crapo.senate.gov.
And this,

LAND USE: ESA Media Advisory - BIG news coming tomorrow! :
Wednesday, February 9, 2005
Contact: Brian Kennedy (202) 226-9019

MEDIA ADVISORY

Pombo, Crapo, Chafee and Walden to address Endangered Species Act

Washington DC- House Resources Committee Chairman Richard W. Pombo and Rep. Greg Walden will join Senators Mike Crapo and Lincoln Chaffee Thursday in a press conference to discuss a new, coordinated House-Senate approach to improve and update the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

The conference will be held Tomorrow, Thursday, February 10th at 12 noon in the Senate Radio and Television Gallery, room S-325 in the U.S. Capitol.

Signed into law more than thirty years ago by President Nixon, the Endangered Species Act was intended to conserve species identified as endangered and recover them to healthy populations. In the last three decades, however, the Act has only recovered 10 of its nearly 1300 listed species, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). This is less than a one percent rate of success for species recovery. The attendees of the press conference will discuss the bipartisan, bi-cameral efforts underway to update this law and strengthen its results for species recovery in the 21st century.
I've dissected the idiocy of criticizing ESA for poor recovery rates before, and that this is their headline bodes ill. More to come.

Bad Moon Rising” by Creedence Clearwater Revival from the album Chronicle, Vol. 1 (1991, 2:20).