The Fish and Wildlife Service is expected to drop the U.S. national bird from the federal list of threatened and endangered species in June.
Environmentalists and scientists widely support the move because of the species' success since a 1972 ban on the pesticide DDT and since it was protected by the Endangered Species Act in 1978.
Still, many eagle experts are worried, warning that the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, the law that will protect bald eagles after delisting, does not adequately shield the nesting trees and feeding perches eagles depend on.
First of all, I agree with Chris in Paris, who the fuck are these environmentalists and scientists? More importantly though is that last paragraph. I guess when the Bush administration has to choose between the symbol of our nation and the timber industry, the bald eagle gets flipped the bird. This is beyond outrageous.