by Megan E. Hansen, Research Director
Posted August 20, 2019 In Scholar Commentary

Changes to the Endangered Species Act will benefit endangered plants and animals

AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac

Recently, the Department of the Interior announced changes to how it will enforce the Endangered Species Act. In response, multiple states have threatened to sue and a New York Times’ piece described the changes as “significantly weakening the nation’s bedrock conservation law.” Despite the backlash, the changes to the ESA are likely to benefit endangered species by creating stronger incentives for private landowners to get involved in conservation…

Read the full op-ed as it was published by Deseret News.

CGO scholars and fellows frequently comment on a variety of topics for the popular press. The views expressed therein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Center for Growth and Opportunity or the views of Utah State University.