Regulation of the Day: Endangered Snails

The sixteenth in an occasional series that shines a bit of light on the regulatory state.

Today’s Regulation of the Day comes to us from the Fish and Wildlife Service ($2.32 billion 2008 budget, 7,960 employees).

After a 12-month study, the Fish and Wildlife Service has determined that the desert valvata snail is not endangered. A proposed rule would remove it from the list of endangered species.

For more information, see pages 34,539-34,548 of the 2009 Federal Register.