House Republicans Form Endangered Species Act Working Group

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House Republicans recently announced the creation of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) Working Group, which will be led by House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (R-WA) and Western Caucus Co-Chair Cynthia Lummis (R-WY).  The ESA Working Group will include a total of 13 republican members from a broad geographic range.  It will examine the ESA from many angles through a series of events, forums, and hearings that will invite discussion and input on ways in which the ESA is working well, and where it can be updated or improved to increase its effectiveness for both people and threatened or endangered species and their habitat.  Chairman Hastings noted that the ESA Working Group “is an opportunity to . . . have a fair, honest conversation and review of the current law.”

Topics:  Endangered Species Act, Working Groups

Published In: Elections & Politics Updates, Environmental Updates

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