Just in time for the the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act, a bill proposed by a team of Tea Party Senators would gut the historic law, according to the Center for Biological Diversity, which blasts the senators in a press release:
Tea Party senators introduced a bill this week that would effectively end the protection of most endangered species in the United States and gut some of the most important provisions of the Endangered Species Act. Senate Bill 1731, introduced by Tea Party Sens. Rand Paul, Mike Lee and Dean Heller, would end protections for most of the species that are currently protected by the Act and make it virtually impossible to protect new species under the law. It would also eliminate protection for habitat that's critical to the survival of rare and struggling animals and plants around the country.
The bill would destroy protections for the habitat of endangered species and allow states to veto conservation measures, among severalother similarly extreme measures.