After a 5-year campaign, the listing of the Barton Springs Salamander as endangered aids efforts to safeguard water quality and natural habitat.
Texas Governor George W. Bush responds: "Texans will have a hard time trusting a federal government that makes an agreement and turns right around and breaks it. Last Fall... the federal government told us it agreed that Texans can run Texas. Now it has abruptly changed its mind."
We shouldn't have had to work this hard for science and law to prevail.
— Environmental Attorney Bill Bunch
Barton Springs Salamanders, Watershed Productions, City of Austin