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The Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973 is bad for wildlife, because it is bad for people. It has largely failed to protect endangered plants and animals because the threat of regulatory “takings” creates perverse incentives, inducing property owners to ensure that their land never becomes habitat or potential habitat for an endangered species.
Source URL: http://cei.org/agenda-congress/protect-endangered-species
 http://cei.org/sites/default/files/Logomasini and Smith - Protect Endangered Species.pdf