Articles written by Sen. Cynthia Lummis & Sen. Shelley Moore Capito

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  • Endangered Species Act is flawed; there is now a road map to fix it

    Sen. Cynthia Lummis and Sen. Shelley Moore Capito|Jan 18, 2024

    Fifty years ago, the Endangered Species Act was signed into law by President Richard Nixon with the intention of establishing a clear process for recovering species on the verge of extinction. In the years that have passed since its enactment, this well-intended law has taken on a life of its own and has dramatically shifted from its original purpose to the point where it does far more harm than good. Since its passage, the ESA has become a weapon wielded by the Left to appease environmental activists that has punished landowners and...