Re: NANFA-- federal listing process

Bruce Stallsmith (
Wed, 08 Nov 2000 10:18:35 EST

You make a good point, Jay, about needing to understand the Federal ESA
process before any of us can really debate its up or downs. Chris Scharpf's
article in the most recent American Currents about the twists and turns in
listing the Alabama Sturgeon as a federally endangered species touches on
all of these points, with a highlighting of local resistance to listing the
Sturgeon for what turn out to be unfounded economic fears. In this case,
rest assured that neither the state of Alabama nor local authorities would
come close to offering the sturgeon _any_ kind of protection.

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL

>From: "Jay DeLong" <>
>To: <>
>Subject: NANFA-- federal listing process
>Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2000 22:11:10 -0800
>Probably a good lesson for each of us would be to learn about the federal
>ESA listing process before talking about it. Some people don't understand
>that it requires input from individuals and local groups and governments.
>This occurs through public hearings, meetings, scientific analyses,
>analyses, and a time period during which the public is asked to submit
>comments. There have been cases where species have not been listed because
>state and local groups have shown they will take measures to protect the
>species and its habitat.
>Jay DeLong
>Olympia, WA

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