standard Reptile Dysfunction: The Endangered Species Act

Jerry Patterson is the immediate past Commissioner at the General Land Office of Texas where he served for 12 years.  He tells us about his experience on the front lines of the fight to protect energy production from regulatory abuse under the Endangered Species Act, a problem that continues to threaten jobs and prosperity. For example, left un-addressed, the federal listing of the Dunes Sagebrush Lizard would shut down production, raising your gasoline prices… and helping to balance the budget of Russia with rising oil prices.