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Endangered Species

Rep. Pombo describes ESA changes, attacks enviro groups as uncooperative

Rep. Richard Pombo (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Resources Committee, is working on some dramatic changes to the Endangered Species Act. But can he find middle ground with House Democrats and lawmakers in the Senate? Will Pombo remain at odds with some of the major environmental groups active on ESA? How would his bill change the way new species are listed and protected? Also, Pombo describes congressional reaction to a recent Supreme Court ruling on property rights and a Chinese oil company's bid to purchase Unocal.