July 27, 2011
The Interior Appropriations bill that Chairman Simpson has brought to the House Floor prioritizes funding to ensure
that core responsibilities and environmental protections are met. When it comes to the Endangered Species Act (ESA), this bill focuses funding on the actual recovery of species. It does this by both 1) continuing funds for recovery activities despite the fact that the legal authorization for such spending was last renewed in 1988, and 2) limiting funds for lawsuit-driven new listings and habitat designations.
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