Extension Announced on comment period for proposed changes to Endangered Species Act regulations

In case you hadn’t heard, on Friday the Bush Administration officially announced that is will extend the comment period on its proposal to change the Endangered Species Act’s “consultation” requirements by 30-days.  The new deadline for submitting comments is now October 14.  The extension, while welcome, is still far from adequate.  A major rule-change like the one being proposed here requires at least a three month comment period and the Bush Administration is still refusing to hold any public hearings on the rule or except any comments by e-mail.

In other news, this Sunday, the Los Angeles Times published an op-ed  by yours truly on the proposed rule change.  You can check it out here.