Don’t kill the Endangered Species Act – Palm Beach Post

This argument ignores the fundamental reasons that species become endangered in the first place. Habitat loss from farming, mining, logging, road building, oil and gas development, urban sprawl, and many other economic activities account for more than 80 percent of the species on the list. In some cases, like the black-footed ferret, Kirtland’s warbler, and California red-legged frog, species have lost more than 90 percent of their historic range.