In this article, we argue that the George W. Bush Administration's ("Administration") attacks on the critical habitat protections in the Endangered Species Act ("ESA") warrant priority attention from the environmental movement. Many species across the United States and, indeed, around the world, continue to slip towards extinction. As Congress recognized when it passed the ESA, the decline of most species can be directly traced to the destruction of their habitat. Protection and restoration of ecosystems that support endangered species is thus fundamental to species conservation.
Mike Senatore, John Kostyack, and Andrew Wetzler,
Critical Habitat at the Crossroads: Responding to the G.W. Bush Administration's Attacks on Critical Habitat Designation under the ESA, 33 Golden Gate U. L. Rev.