Thursday, April 2, 2009
Bill Would Limit Greenhouse Gas Considerations in Endangered Species Decisions
Sen. John Barrasso (Wyo.) has introduced a bill (S. 724) modifying the Endangered Species Act. The bill would prohibit the Secretary of Interior from considering global climate change as a natural or manmade factor affection decisions about whether species are endangered or threatened until the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency confirms that all major emitters of greenhouse gases have signed an international agreement to limit carbon emissions. Major emitters of greenhouse gases includes China, India and the United States.