AUSTIN – Today the Texas Public Policy Foundation released a report by Armstrong Center for Energy & the Environment Distinguished Senior Fellow and Director Kathleen Hartnett White on the implications of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) for Texas’ future prosperity. The paper, The Endangered Species Act: A Look Ahead, examines the ramifications of listing more than 100 species in Texas as endangered by the federal government.
“Texas has the capacity to effectively stem the tide of the nearly 100 pending ESA listings, blunting the impact on the Lone Star State’s social and economic life,” said White. “Pursuing a decentralized approach will allow the nimbleness needed to protect any genuinely threatened wildlife, private property rights, and the economic engine that remains vital to the state’s prosperity.”
To read the full report, visit: http://txpo.li/esa-and-texas
Kathleen Hartnett White is a Distinguished Senior Fellow-in-Residence and the Director for the Armstrong Center for Energy & the Environment. Former Chairman for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (2001-2007).
The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin, Texas.