Subject: ESA ?'s
Date: May 07 15:40:46 1995
From: MBEB1215 at delphi.com - MBEB1215 at delphi.com
I have been thinking a lot about the successes of the
Endangered Species Act lately. Specifically, I've wondered what
the overall impact of the ban on DDT is.
What might be a good source of information about the
comeback of such species as the Bald Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, and
Brown Pelican? Are there any widely accepted predictions of the
status of those species had DDT not been banned? Any good sources
on the ESA in general?
I'd like to be able to discuss these topics accurately,
armed with solid facts. I'm sure I know people who love wildlife,
yet are succeptable to the Republican concept of "balance".
It seems to me that we can all go to the grocery store and
find reasonably priced food, grown without DDT. A trip to the
lumber yard yields plenty of building materials. A visit to the
stationer finds plenty of paper, without increasing the level of
logging on federal land. Is a lack of demand having an impact on
timber jobs? Am I way off base here?
Any input is appreciated.
MBEB1215 at delphi.com