Monday, August 11, 2008

Bush's War on Endangered Species

I never expected anything but the worst, stupidest decisions from the Bush administration. Nonetheless, this leaves me really depressed:

The Bush administration on Monday said it plans to let federal agencies decide for themselves whether highways, dams, mines and other construction projects might harm endangered animals and plants.

There may be good reasons to reduce endangered animals and plants lists, but "to make development easier and less costly" is certainly not one of those possible reasons. It just reinforces how this is one of, if not the, worst administrations environmentally the U.S. has ever seen, at a time when environmental policies are taking on even greater importance. It's simply abominable.