This is the act that’s allowed a 3 inch lizard living in Texas, almost entirely indistinguishable from the other 100 species of 3 inch lizards living in Texas, to prevent our own increase in safe, domestic oil production.
Language warning on the video, as Penn and Teller could really not care any less if anyone is sensitive to their use of profanity, and they use all of their bad words in this.
Perhaps even more destructive than the EPA, another of the finer ideas of Richard Nixon, the Endangered Species Act has wrought more economic damage than any increas in taxation, any redistribution of wealth, or even any act of overt cronyism ever endeavored in our planet’s history. With the EPA listing Carbon Dioxide as a toxin, they have the potential to rival this ill advised law, but so far, they have a long way to go. By the way, notice that it was a Republican, Richard Nixon, who gave us this big government nightmare, for those of you who believe that the GOP only recently became a party to this trend of reckless increase in government scope and power. Come to think of it, Richard Nixon has a lot of these boondoggles to his credit.