Proponents of the Endangered Species Act claim it saves species but offer little evidence beyond the number of threatened or endangered species listed each year, as if listing instead of delisting were the real purpose of the law. In reality, the protection of species at risk has been hampered by the ESAs perverse incentives and lack of prioritization.
|Other Independent Review articles by Randy T. Simmons|
|Winter 2011||Bootleggers, Baptists, and Political Entrepreneurs: Key Players in the Rational Game and Morality Play of Regulatory Politics|
|Spring 1999||Fixing the Endangered Species Act|