ALG urges Congress to defund radical environmentalists, end sue and settle and reform the Endangered Species Act

Aug. 19, 2019, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement on the need or Congressional action to reform the Endangered Species Act:

“The Endangered Species Act has been twisted to serve the goals of the Left rather than the recovery of endangered species. Outrageously, left-wing environmental groups are allowed to submit piles of frivolous petitions for endangered species status — tying the federal bureaucracy up in knots — and then sue when the government is unable to respond promptly to these petitions. These groups, such as WildEarth Guardians and the Center for Biological Diversity, are often able to collect exorbitant attorney’s fees for these cases. What’s further galling is that some of these same groups suing the government receive federal contracts and grants. Simply put, left-wing groups should not be paid to keep federal employees from doing their jobs, and so Congress must step in, end the sue and settle financial scam and reform the Endangered Species Act to end this insanity.”

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