December 9, 2021 Major Legislation to Improve Implementation of the Endangered Species Act
Join us as we discuss this critical legislative effort with Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (R-WA) and Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO).
Thursday, Dec 9, 2021
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
The Endangered Species Act (ESA) hasn’t worked as intended, with only about three percent of listed species being removed from the list due to recovery. A significant part of the problem is how the law has been implemented by the government. The Trump Administration finalized regulations to improve ESA implementation. Unfortunately, the Biden Administration is getting rid of these reforms at the expense of species conservation. In October, Congressional Western Caucus members introduced five separate pieces of legislation to codify the Trump Administration’s regulatory changes. These bills, like the rules themselves, show a commitment to species protection and an understanding that a respect for federalism and private property rights will help to better achieve the objectives of the ESA. Join us as we discuss this critical legislative effort with Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (R-WA) and Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO).
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