Bloggers have a lot to say about the Bush Administration’s proposed new rules for the Endangered Species Act:
- Andrew Wetzler at NRDC’s Switchboard points out that the Fish & Wildlife Service doesn’t seem very interested in listening to the public’s thoughts on the changes.
- Jeff Dubbin at Oh My Gov! considers the history of the ESA – including previous attempts to cripple it (via Scientists & Engineers for America).
- Revere at Effect Measure reminds us who the rule change will help.
- Holly Richmond at Gristmill rounds up reactions to the proposal, from Capitol Hill to NGOs.
Andrew Schneider at Secret Ingredients spotlights the dirty moves that administration officials are trying to slip through, including an industry-friendly rule on asbestos removal.
Sarah Bates at Science Progress describes recent federal efforts to address the growing problem of water shortages across the U.S.
Lisa at Enviroblog details her quest for the perfect BPA-free sippy cup – something a lot of environmentally-minded parents can probably relate to.
Barbara Martinez at WSJ’s Health Blog describes how some hospitals, facing financial pressures, are reducing services for the poor.
Merrill Goozner at GoozNews looks at research suggesting that new drugs can sometimes do more harm than good.
Sylvia Vriesendorp at Technology, Health and Development explores what better global health leadership entails.
Michael Clemens at Global Development: Views from the Center argues that health advocates shouldn’t be so hasty to condemn U.S. efforts to draw nurses from low-income countries to staff our hospitals.