The Endangered Species Act
Whos Saving What?
By Randy 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 ESAs perverse incentives and lack of prioritization.
|Other Independent Review articles by Randy Simmons|
|Fall 2015||Tapping Water Markets|
|Winter 2011||Bootleggers, Baptists, and Political Entrepreneurs|
|Spring 1999||Fixing the Endangered Species Act|