Bush to relax endangered species regulations.

WASHINGTON —Animals and plants facing possible extinction could lose the protection of government experts who make sure that dams, highways or other projects do not pose a threat, under rules the Bush administration is set to put in place before President-elect Barak Obama can reverse them.

The rules must be published by Friday to take effect before Obama is sworn in Jan. 20. Otherwise, the new president could undo them with the stroke of a pen.

Its not like the asshole hasn’t already done enough over the past 8 years to destroy the planet and its inhabitants…

The U.S. Interior Department rushed to complete the rule in three months, over the objections of lawmakers and environmentalists who argued that it would weaken how a landmark conservation law is applied.