For the record I'm not in favor of endangering any species, but the Endangered Species Act and it's cousins has lately turned into a political football. It's more commonly used to stop or seriously delay one project or another that the opposition wants stopped for one reason or another. Find some little critter that inhabits the area, determine that they happen to be scarce, and viola--project delayed for years. Sometimes I wonder why we've decided to allow ourselves to play GOD. 99.9% of all species to have inhabited the planet in its history have become extinct. And humans have had little to do with the vast majority of those.
To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to require publication on the Internet of the basis for determinations that species are endangered species or threatened species, and for other purposes.
Summary: Amends the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to require the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Commerce, as appropriate, to make publicly available on the Internet the best scientific and commercial data available that are the basis for the determination of whether a species is an endangered species or a threatened species, including each proposed regulation for the listing of a species. More: beta.congress.gov.
Sure, but lets go one step further and allow the people to decide if they want the government to take action on that data, which is part of the problem in this country. Some guy who does nothing but work on this one species want to place it on the endangered species list he then is granted large amounts of government money to study the problem. So lets stop paying the guy who wants it on the list or any of his associates.