Just six weeks before President-elect Barack Obama takes office, the Bush administration issued revised endangered species regulations Thursday to reduce the input of federal scientists and to block the law from being used to fight global warming.
The changes, which will go into effect in about 30 days, were completed in just four months. But they could take Obama much longer to reverse.
They will eliminate some of the mandatory, independent reviews that government scientists have performed for 35 years on dams, power plants, timber sales and other projects, a step that developers and other federal agencies have blamed for delays and cost increases.
Forget the Bush admin’s assault on our freedoms, forget the fact that he has tried take us back to the religious stone age, forget that his policies have resulted in the deaths of over 4000 american soldiers and 100,000’s of iraqi citizens. But remember this, if the worlds ecology continues to go down the drain, G. W. Bush’s short sightedness will be a major factor, and effects everyone on this planet.
Yes, I am sure President Obama will do what he can to reverse Bush’s stupidity, but it will take a while.