Brian Ertz posted a related article about this on May 21.
“As Chairman of this Committee, I am forced to conclude that not only has the endangered species program been sorely politicized, but effort after effort supposedly designed to correct the mishandling of the program by this Administration and its agencies has also been badly bungled. At this point, the best hope for endangered species may simply be to cling to life until after January when this President and his cronies, at long last, hit the unemployment line. . . .: Chairman Nick Rahill.
Rest of the story from the House Natural Resources Committee.
Update May 26. Editorial from the Salt Lake Tribune. Hungry bears: Bush policies are endangering species.