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ENVIRONMENTALISTS DESCRIBE THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT AS AN ECOLOGICAL GODSEND, BUT MANY IN CONGRESS THINK OF IT AS AN ECONOMIC MONSTER. THIS WEEK MARKED THE START OF A FIGHT OVER REAUTHORIZATION OF THE LAW THAT PROTECTS THE HABITATS OF RARE ANIMALS AND PLANTS. NPR'S JOHN NIELSEN REPORTS ON HOW THE ACT IS LIKELY TO BE CHANGED, AND WHY THE ENVIRONMENTALISTS AREN'T LIKELY TO LIKE IT.

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