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Wyman's <em>Rethinking the ESA</em>: Right Diagnosis, Wrong Remedies

Katrina Wyman has penned a bold, provocative, and innovative critique of the capability of the Endangered Species Act (ESA or Act) to meet the challenges of an increasingly human-dominated world. Bold because the ESA, perhaps more than...

Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930: A Private Right-of-Action to Enforce Ocean Wildlife Conservation Laws?

Editors' Summary

The Tariff Act of 1930, one of the oldest U.S. international trade statutes, has untapped potential to extend the reach of U.S. environmental conservation laws. Section 337 of the Act creates a private right-of-...

Building a Better State Endangered Species Act: An Integrated Approach Towards Recovery

Editors' Summary

For state endangered species protection laws to achieve their overarching purpose of species recovery, states should rethink their approaches to species conservation and adopt an integrated, recovery-oriented...

The Endangered Species Act and Climate Change

Editors' Summary

Climate change is already affecting ecosystems around the globe. In the United States, we are seeing forced species relocations due to temperature changes, reductions in habitat due to rising sea levels, and...

A Recovery Plan for the Endangered Species Act

Editors' Summary:

Efforts to reauthorize the ESA have been uniformly unsuccessful since the current authorization expired in 1992. Here are five steps the newly elected Administration can take to build a stronger and more...

Delisting Wolves: Are the Western Great Lake States Ready?

Editors' Summary: The recent ESA delisting of gray wolves in the Western Great Lakes region has challenged the states in that region to develop wolf management plans to protect the species. Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin are at the...

Trading Species: A New Direction for Habitat Trading Programs

Editor's Summary: Prof. Jonathan Nash suggests that it may be possible to construct a viable development rights trading regime that would protect ecosystems and endangered species by relying on lessons from other trading programs, such...

Comment One on Trading Species: A New Direction for Habitat Trading Programs

Like many commentators who have gone before him, Jonathan Remy Nash argues that the Endangered Species Act's (ESA's) command-and-control structure produces results that "flout[ ] both science and efficiency." According to Nash...

Comment Two on Trading Species: A New Direction for Habitat Trading Programs

In the air and water pollution control arenas, the trading of pollution allowances has been embraced as a flexible and cost-effective way of achieving prescribed pollution reduction goals. Its advantages over prescribed technology...

Conserving Endangered Species in an Era of Global Warming

Editor's Summary: While the ESA is lauded as one of the country's most powerful tools of environmental protection, the statute may not be strong enough to protect wildlife and habitat in the face of global warming. In this Article, John...