The Endangered Species Act (ESA) has been transformed from a balanced conservation policy to an instrument used to pursue radical environmental agendas. Abuses of the ESA have led to thousands of job losses, hundreds of terminated projects, and countless invasions of private property rights. It’s time for United States Congress to reform the act.
1) State’s rights should not be infringed through broad applications of the Commerce Clause.
2) Plants and animals not in danger of extinction should not be granted rights that impede business, industry and livelihoods.
3) Economic consequences should once again be considered in the rule making process.
4) Agents of the Federal government should be held personally responsible when they exceed their authority and create financial hardships for hardworking Americans.
Opportunity for everyone to live the American dream requires that the ESA be reformed.