AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation today released a paper on the Endangered Species Act by Megan Ingram, policy analyst with the Armstrong Center for Energy & the Environment at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. The paper, “The Endangered Species Act in Texas: A Survey and History”, provides an overview of the Endangered Species Act as a policy tool, a survey of key species in Texas, and guidance reform. 

      “Since its enactment more than forty years ago, the Endangered Species Act has led to recovery for only two percent of listed species,” said Ingram. “Use of limited science has not only hamstrung the true protection of plants and animals, but has further harmed humans who work and live on their land. American farmers, ranchers, and homeowners with an intimate knowledge of their land and resources are much better suited to protect the environment than the federal government far removed from both the people it represents, and the species it seeks to protect.”

To see the full publication, please visit: http://txpo.li/2sTPYVm

For more information or to request an interview with Ms. Ingram, please contact Alicia Pierce at apierce@texaspolicy.com or 512-472-2700.

Megan Ingram is a policy analyst with the Armstrong Center for Energy & the Environment at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin, Texas. The Texas Public Policy Foundation aims to advance a societal framework that effectively fosters human flourishing based upon cooperation and mutually beneficial exchange of ideas and speech.