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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.


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.


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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Envirornmental groups send 100,000 comments on proposed changes to Section 7 consultation regulations

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According to a joint October 14, 2008 press release by the Endangered Species Coalition, Earthjustice, Center for Biological Diversity, Conservation Law Foundation, Defenders of Wildlife, Natural Resources Defense Council, National Audubon Society, and the Sierra Club, more than 100,000 citizens submitted comments that "opposed the Bush Administration's attempt to severely weaken the Endangered Species Act."  

KEITHINKING: If the agency's decision to decline e-mailed comments was indeed intended to reduce public input, the policy backfired.  The various conservation groups encouraged citizens to e-mail comments to them, and the organizations, in turn, submitted paper versions to the Department of the Interior and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.