WPR News
11:01 am
Mon February 28, 2005

Freudenthal Urges Changes to Endangered Species Act

Laramie, Wy – Governor Dave Freudenthal spoke in Washington, D-C Monday about reforming the Endangered Species Act. One suggestion he made is for states to have some say in the scientists that review policy proposals. Right now the federal government names the scientists alone. Freudenthal says some scientists have predispositions towards habitats and others towards statistics. He says he guesses that if more people were involved in appointing scietists those predispositions could be balanced out.
Freudenthal spoke to the National Governor's Association. He also said species should be taken off the endangered species list in a particular state if they are doing well there.