The Bush administration has added the fewest and removed the most species from the endangered species list since 1973 – and it’s not because species’ numbers are recovering. The budget just isn’t there. There are now 279 species on the waiting list.
Moreover, the buget issues in the department have caused havoc to ensue amongst staff, fueled by the changes favorable to the industries opposing legislation.
The budget crisis is effecting endangered species to the point that the U.S. is essentially letting them die out because they just don’t have the money to support and protect them.