Republicans say iconic Endangered Species Act no longer working, call for major makeover

Bill Theobald, USA TODAY:  Conservative Republicans are targeting the iconic Endangered Species Act for a major makeover, arguing that the decades-old law is a failure.

Their primary piece of evidence: Of the 2,493 species listed as threatened or endangered, only 54 have recovered enough to be removed from the list – a delisting success rate of less than 3 percent. (full article)