Forty-three years ago there were only 417 nesting pairs of bald eagles in the contiguous US. Now there are more than 7,000, and officials say the bird could be removed from the Endangered Species List within a year. Unlike other recent proposed delistings, there seems to be little debate over whether the symbolic bird is significantly recovered. In fact, it’s delisting was first proposed in 1999 under President Clinton. What’s been the hold up? According to this Associated Press story, “snail-paced government bureaucracy.” Click here for the story