Lawmakers Propose Welcomed Endangered Species Act Changes

Lawmakers Propose Welcomed Endangered Species Act Changes
Endangered species act reform has been introduced
The Congressional Western Caucus recently introduced 19 bills that would update and modernize the Endangered Species Act. Ryan Yates, congressional relations director at AFBF, explained why the ESA needs updating in Tuesday’s Newsline.
 
“Broadly speaking, there are a number of changes that are rightfully deserved,” Yates said. “And the last time the Endangered Species Act was updated was 1988. So, a lot of things have changed, the world has changed, science has changed, and certainly, wildlife management has changed.
 
“We were thrilled that this group of lawmakers have come together to identify a number of real solutions to focus and prioritize on simple changes that can make the Endangered Species Act work better for not only species, but ultimately for state and local governments, landowners, farmers, ranchers, that are looking for ways to make the Endangered Species Act work well for them.”


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