States should not be allowed to override or not support the Endangered Species Act. Once these protected animals and plants are gone, they are gone forever. Humans do not have a full understanding of how our delicate ecosystems function and any of these animals or plants may be playing a crucial role. We do not have ways of fully understanding or comprehending what their loss might mean until it is far too late. Saving these species in the long run is more valuable than freeing up land for development and potential profit of few.