Endangered Species Act needs fix

Endangered Species Act needs fix

Hearing focuses on six bills to update and improve ESA, which hasn't been changed in decades.

THE House Natural Resources Committee recently held a hearing to discuss six bills that attempt to update and improve the Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973, which hasn't been reauthorized since 1988.

Witnesses at the hearing reiterated that transparency, sound science and state, local and tribal input should drive ESA listing decisions, not closed-door court settlements with litigious environmental organizations.

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