The new agreement on a decision about loggerheads and leatherbacks is progress, but it’s worth remembering that the Bush Administration frequently broke such agreements. If the Obama Administration does the same, all that the Center for Biological Diversity can do is to file suit again.
The message underlying the opinion from the National Marine Fisheries Service is that California’s agricultural boom has come at the expense of the state’s natural resources and the people who depend economically upon them.
The problem goes far beyond lax endangered species protections. Barack Obama’s arrogant contempt for the law that threatens false killer whales also threatens our freedoms.