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Opinion

July 11, 2013

THE PEOPLE SPEAK — Endangered species law a success story

The Endangered Species Act turns 40 this year, and I, for one, am thankful it’s around.

No other law has done more to save America’s most vulnerable plants and animals from extinction.

Here in the central part of the country, we can thank the act for putting a long list of species on the road toward recovery, including the majestic bald eagle and the tiny little piping plover.

I may rarely get a chance to lay my eyes on some of these species in person, but they’re part of what keeps this region diverse and healthy, and it heartens me to know they’re out there.

The Endangered Species Act is an American success story we can all be proud of.

MORGAN LINDSAY

Muskogee

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