Richard Pombo and the Endangered Species Act

Rep. Richard Pombo (R-CA)

Rep. Richard Pombo (R-CA) is a third-generation rancher, a background he says helps explain his commitment to protecting property rights. Pombo for Congress hide caption

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Rep. Richard Pombo (R-CA) has campaigned for years against the Endangered Species Act. A few weeks ago the House of Representatives approved a rewrite of the law that would make it more friendly to landowners. Elizabeth Shogren reports from Pombo's hometown of Tracy, Calif., where she found the roots of Pombo's passion to protect private property.

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