In September 2005, Congressman Richard Pombo helped rewrite the 1973 Endangered Species Act, which "was widely denounced by environmentalists as a disturbing retreat from habitat protection and a paperwork nightmare for agencies seeking to revive the 1,268 threatened and endangered plants and animals in the country, 186 of which are in California."
By March 2006, it was revealed in Environmental Science & Technology that Pombo had been coordinating efforts with Pac/West Communications to weaken the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Pac/West created the Save Our Species Alliance, an anti-environmental front group that campaigned for Pombo's bill to change the ESA. Ultimately, SOSA and Pombo failed, as the bill did not become law. Pombo was defeated in the 2006 Congressional election and replaced by Jerry McNerney, a wind engineer and renewable energy expert.
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