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“DELAY & FOOT-DRAGGING”

August 30, 2010

Tags: Center for Biological Diversity, USFWS, Oklahoma Grass Pink, Noah Greenwald

News comes from the Center for Biological Diversity that today’s Endangered All-Star is now one step closer to protection from the ever-finicky and glacially-slow powers at the US Fish & Wildlife Service. USFWS announced on Monday that the Oklahoma Grass Pink “may” warrant protection on the Endangered Species List.

But don’t start celebrating yet. As CBD’s Noah Greenwald noted: “There are hundreds of wildlife species that, like the grasspink, are facing extinction…Wholesale reform is needed at the USFWS to unseat a culture of delay and foot-dragging, but we’ve yet to see such comprehensive reform in the endangered species program under President Obama.”