14 August 2008

Endangered Species Act

Normally I do not regurgitate content from other websites. However this is something I think needs to be passed along:

NY Times Editorial - An Endangered Act
Published: August 13, 2008
Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne’s latest assault on the Endangered Species Act deserves to be struck down.

Information on commenting during the 30-day Public Comment period.

I would suggest that we all think about commenting after the proposed changes have been posted (sometime tomorrow - 8/15/2008).

  • Online, at Regulations.gov
  • By mail, to:

    Public Comment Processing,
    Attention: 1018-AT50
    Division of Policy and Directives Management, US Fish and Wildlife Service
    4401 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 222,
    Arlington, VA 22203

When the proposed rule changes get posted I will try to put them up here - it is confusing to find them on the gov site.

2 comments:

Jonathan Talbot said...

Anyone who is unclear why defending the right of the public to participate in government decisions about the environment is important, or the specifics of what a good process looks like in different countries, is invited to check out a new publication from the World Resourcs Institute called “Voice and Choice: Opening the Door to Environmental Democracy.” It’s available for free download here:

http://www.accessinitiative.org/resource/voice-and-choice-opening-door-environmental-democracy

MontaGael said...

Jonathan's link may be truncated in your browser window. If it is go to http://www.accessinitiative.org/ and click on resources, then page two of the resources. The item he directs us to is the last one on page two - Voice and Choice: Opening the Door to Environmental Democracy.

While you are at the Access Initiative site take some time to look through the information they provide. I have not read much of it yet, but I have found the little I have read very interesting.

Thanks for the comment and the link Jonathan.