WASHINGTON - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service finalized new rules today that restrict the ability of ordinary citizens, scientists and public-interest organizations to obtain Endangered Species Act protections for species on the brink of extinction. The new rules eliminate the ability of the public to submit multispecies petitions and require that 30 days prior to submitting a petition, the petitioner must notify every state where an imperiled species may live.
It appears here that Obama has finally shown us his ability to betray the environment and we the people in America who care about endangered species. Among many other betrayals. Unless you unravel the rules you have committed to law to weaken the Endangered Species Act, Mr. Obama, I will never be able to say your legacy is good. No, in simple language, it is a bad legacy.