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Wannabe: Repeal Endandered Species Act

State representative candidate David Klingenberg said he believes Idaho needs to start fighting more battles related to one thing - the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. "The federal government beats districts into submission," he said. "The state has to stand up and say, 'No, we're not doing that anymore.'" Some federal regulations can be harmful to Idaho's economy and potential job growth, he said. For example, Klingenberg said he would support the nullification of the Endangered Species Act in the state of Idaho. Efforts to add the giant Palouse earthworm to the list of endangered species potentially endangers Idaho jobs - such as agriculture and logging - and could "bankrupt Latah County," he said/Christina Lords, Moscow-Pullman Daily News. More here.

Question: Do you think the Endangered Species Act goes too far, not far enough, or is just right?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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