Endangered Species Act: Provisions, Policies and Considerations


Christopher C. Marrone (Editor)

Series: Laws and Legislation, Wildlife Protection, Destruction and Extinction
BISAC: NAT037000

The Endangered Species Act (ESA) has a stated purpose of conserving species identified as endangered or threatened with extinction, and conserving ecosystems on which they depend. It is perennially controversial because the protections provided can make it the visible policy focal point for underlying situations involving the allocation of scarce or diminishing lands or resources, especially in instances where societal values may be changing. In response to past controversies, Congress has repeatedly considered minor amendments and major changes to the act. This book describes the major features and controversies of the ESA as background for consideration of possible amendments in the 113th Congress. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


The Endangered Species Act: A Primer
(M. Lynne Corn, Kristina Alexander, Eugene H. Buck, CRS)

The Endangered Species Act (ESA) in the 112th Congress: Conflicting Values and Difficult Choices
(Eugene H. Buck, M. Lynne Corn, Kristina Alexander, Pervaze A. Sheikh, Robert Meltz, CRS)

The Endangered Species Act (ESA) as Implementing Legislation for International Treaties
(Kristina Alexander, CRS)

Endangered Species Act (ESA): The Exemption Process
(M. Lynne Corn, Kristina Alexander, Betsy A. Cody, CRS)

Warranted but Precluded: What That Means Under the Endangered Species Act
(Kristina Alexander, CRS)

The Endangered Species Act and “Sound Science”
(M. Lynne Corn, Kristina Alexander, Eugene H. Buck, CRS)

The Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Claims of Property Rights “Takings”
(Robert Meltz, CRS)


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