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New Rule on Endangered Species Would End State-By-State Listing for Threatened Plants, Animals

Published 12/13/11
By Associated Press

The Obama administration has issued a new interpretation of the Endangered Species Act aimed at streamlining the classification of threatened plants or animals. The Bush-era policy was withdrawn last spring after two federal courts rejected it. The new policy would clarify that a species could be listed as threatened or endangered if threats occur in a “significant portion of its range,” even if the threat does not apply in the entire range.

Link: Washington Post

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