"Obama's FWS Nominee Ignored Endangered Species Act"

"The man nominated by President Barack Obama to administer the Endangered Species Act rarely used it to protect species, according to agency statistics released Monday by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.

Sam Hamilton, nominated June 9 to head the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, has been the most reluctant to enforce the Endangered Species Act of any comparable official in the country, said PEER Executive Director Jeff Ruch.

A 30 year veteran of the Fish and Wildlife Service, since 1997 Hamilton has headed the 10 state Southeastern Region, which has more endangered species issues than most other regions."

Environment News Service had the story June 23, 2009

Source: ENS, 06/25/2009