The Endangered Species Act: Who’s Saving What?
By Randy T Simmons
This article appeared in the Winter 1999 issue of The Independent Review

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 ESA’s perverse incentives and lack of prioritization.





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