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Congress Looks to Revamp Endangered Species Act

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Congress Looks to Revamp Endangered Species Act

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Congress Looks to Revamp Endangered Species Act

Congress Looks to Revamp Endangered Species Act

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In just over 30 years, the Endangered Species Act has saved hundreds of plants and animals from extinction. Now Congress wants to revise the law, and scientists aren't happy.

Guests:

John Nielsen, author of Condor: To the Brink and Back—The Life and Times of One Giant Bird; environment correspondent

J. Michael Scott, co-editor, The Endangered Species Act At Thirty: Renewing the Conservation Promise; senior scientist, Biological Resources Division

U.S. Geological Survey, professor of wildlife biology at the University of Idaho; leader, Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

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