The endangered species act: science, policy, and politics.

@article{Bean2009TheES,
  title={The endangered species act: science, policy, and politics.},
  author={Michael J. Bean},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2009},
  volume={1162},
  pages={369-91}
}
The Endangered Species Act of 1973 is one of the nation's most significant and most controversial environmental laws. Over three-and-a-half decades, it has profoundly influenced both private and federal agency behavior. As the scope of that influence has come to be recognized, a law that is ostensibly to be guided by science has inevitably become entangled in politics. The generality of many of the law's key provisions has produced continuing uncertainty and conflict over some basic issues… CONTINUE READING
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