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Rick Santorum Worries Endangered Species Act Values ‘Critters Above People'

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Rick Santorum accused his rivals Monday of having "a truly radical environmental agenda" and putting "critters above people."

“What we have seen under this administration is a truly radical environmental agenda,” Santorum said in response to a question at the Gulf Coast Energy Summit in Biloxi, Mississipi.

He also attacked Newt Gingrich, apparently a fan of wild animals, for supporting the Endangered Species Act.

"There are so many places that we put critters above people," Santorum said. "It’s a radical ideology that says we are here to serve the Earth instead of man having dominion over the Earth to serve him and to be a good steward of that Earth.”

Santorum has previously said that the president is beholden to "radical environmentalists."

He made a similar jab on Monday, mocking the Environmental Protection Agency's attempts to regulate carbon dioxide. “On day one, I will repeal every one of those high-cost regulations being put in place by the Obama administration," he said.

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