February 8, 2023

Methodology for Prioritizing Status Reviews and Accompanying 12- Month Findings on Petitions for Listing Under the Endangered Species Act

Blowing Smoke Where the Sun Doesn’t Shine!

Below is the Summary of the new “non-binding” proposal to assist the U.S. Fish and Wildlife (dis)Service in keeping up with the demands of environmentalists who use the Endangered Species Act and the petitioning process to make gobs of money. Essentially it doesn’t matter what it says, because the proposal assures us that, “It is not intended to be binding.”

This proposal is only a suggested means of prioritizing which petitions get attention first – sort of a “triage” event. But one has to ask, shouldn’t the Service be doing this on a regular, day-to-day basis?

Oh, yeah! Government!

SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a final methodology for prioritizing status reviews and accompanying 12- month findings on petitions for listing species under the Endangered Species Act. This methodology is intended to allow us to address outstanding workload strategically as our resources allow and to provide transparency to our partners and other stakeholders as to how we establish priorities within our upcoming workload.<<<Read More>>>