April 13, 2001
Bush Puts Strong Courts on Endangered Species List
By Deborah Goldberg
President Bush wants to pick and choose when his administration will obey the law. In a budget document sent to Capitol Hill on Monday, he has asked Congress to eliminate funding needed for compliance with new court orders enforcing the Endangered Species Act. If the President gets his way, judges might decide that the government has violated that law, but administration officials will be able to thumb their noses at the courts.