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ESAblawg is an educational effort by Keith W. Rizzardi. Correspondence with this site does not create a lawyer-client relationship. Photos or links may be copyrighted (but used with permission, or as fair use). ESA blawg is published with a Creative Commons License.

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florida gators... never threatened!

If you ain't a Gator, you should be! Alligators (and endangered crocs) are important indicator species atop their food chains, with sensitivity to pollution and pesticides akin to humans. See ESA blawg. Gator blood could be our pharmaceutical future, too. See ESA musing.

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Follow the truth.

"This institution will be based on the illimitable freedom of the human mind. For here we are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead, nor to tolerate any error so long as reason is left free to combat it." -- Thomas Jefferson to William Roscoe, December 27, 1820.

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Thanks, Kevin.

KEVIN S. PETTITT helped found this blawg. A D.C.-based IT consultant specializing in Lotus Notes & Domino, he also maintains Lotus Guru blog.

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"Garbage in, garbage out."  It a phrase often used by computer / IT geeks, but it applies equally to bloggers. (And they, too, are computer geeks!)  

Consider this phrase an important reminder to you, the reader.  If you've got useful comments, please make them.  If you've got resources, please send them.  After all, the analysis that goes out at this site is only as good as the information that comes in.

And, by the way, as you may have noticed, ESAblawg has evolved into a three-part exercise.  First, I try to track, excerpt, and summarize emerging caselaw. My goal is to post decisions, especially by the Circuit Courts, within two weeks of the filing date.  Second, I monitor Federal Register notices, and will endeavor to post those notices on an even more timely basis.  Finally, I offer my ESA musings, in which I wax poetic (or just rant) about whatever interesting ESA-related topics make the news.  And always, I try to find worthy links to accompany my postings.

Thanks for reading, but please, feel free to help out and participate in the dialogue!  Just remember, no dodos.

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Oscar the Grouch, from muppet wiki

P.S.  Some of you may be wondering about the growing list of religion-related links in the right-side column.   I confess, I am a Christian, and I learned all about Noah's Ark as a child.  I also remember hiking with my Godfather, nature retreats with my youth group, and many other areas where my environmental and religious concerns overlapped.  Recently, I've witnessed the emergence of similar thinkers, from many, many religious perspectives.  Indeed, as report by the Christian Post noted in 2006, "an interfaith group of Evangelical Christian, Protestant and Jews launched a nationwide effort to raise awareness about the threat to the Endangered Species Act."  Thus, even though ESAblawg remains a legal site, discussing an important law, it seemed most appropriate for ESAblawg to acknowledge "natural law" too.