Endangered Species Act Regulations: New and Improved?

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The Endangered Species Act has been credited with preventing extinctions but criticized for failing to recover species and imposing unfair burdens on property owners. This week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marines Fisheries Service finalized several new Endangered Species Act regulations intended to improve the law’s implementation and promote species recovery.  Lawsuits challenging those regulations are expected from several states and conservation groups.

What changes do these final regulations make in the law’s implementation? Will they help with recovery efforts? And how will they fare in the courts? Join us as we discuss the new ESA final regulations and help separate fact from fiction.


Jonathan Wood, Senior Attorney, Pacific Legal Foundation

Moderator: Daren Bakst, Senior Research Fellow in Agricultural Policy, Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation


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