The Texas Attorney General sides with property-rights groups against the central tenet of the Endangered Species Act which protects habitat.
Critics denounce Morales' pro-developer lawsuit, accusing him of pandering to potential supporters in a re-election year.
Landowners should not feel safe from unreasonable federal rules. They have 57 more species in Texas for which to designate critical habitat. And, the wildlife bureaucrats have assumed an expansive interpretation of the Endangered Species Act.
— Texas Attorney General Dan Morales