Obama Rethinks Bush's Species Protection Rule

Businesses may need to check with feds again before building
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 3, 2009 1:31 PM CST
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is set to announce the review today.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – President Obama and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar are expected to announce today a review of a controversial, last-minute Bush administration rule on the environment, the Wall Street Journal reports. In December Bush’s Interior Department exempted developers and businesses from usual checks with the Fish and Wildlife Service to see if new projects would threaten endangered species—outraging environmentalists.