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  • ICYMI: At Interior, We’re Ready To Bring The Endangered Species Act Up To Date
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    Aug 9, 2018 -
    By: Dep. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt The Washington Post A modern vision of conservation is one that uses federalism, public-private partnerships and market-based solutions to achieve sound stewardship. These approaches, combined with sensible regulations and the best available science, will achieve the g... More
  • Bishop Statement on Department of the Interior’s Proposed ESA Changes
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    Jul 19, 2018 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement in response to the Department of the Interior (DOI) releasing three proposed rules to modernize the Endangered Species Act: “It’s no secret that modernizing the Endangered Species Act is long overdue. DOI’s proposed rules incorpo... More
  • ICYMI: In Reversal, Pentagon Now Says It Backs GOP Measure on Birds
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    Jul 19, 2018 -
    By Matthew Daly The Associated Press In an abrupt reversal, the Pentagon said Thursday it supports a Republican proposal in a defense policy bill that would bar the Fish and Wildlife Service from using the Endangered Species Act to protect two chicken-like birds in the western half of the U.S. In an email to Congress, ... More
  • ICYMI: Defense Department Walks Back Opposition to Sage Grouse Amendment
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    Jul 19, 2018 -
    By Miranda Green The Hill The Department of Defense is clarifying its stance on a controversial amendment in the House National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would keep a species of bird from being listed as endangered in the next ten years. In a statement Thursday the DOD walked back previous recommendations t... More
  • House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Protect Endangered Fish Species in Pacific Northwest
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    Jun 26, 2018 -
    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2083, the Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act, with a bipartisan vote of 288 Members, including 68 Democrats. Introduced by Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.), this bipartisan bill provides states and tribes the necessary tools to humanely mana... More
  • Slate of Bills from Utah Delegation Pass Committee
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    Jun 6, 2018 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources advanced several federal lands bills including H.R. 5751 (Chairman Rob Bishop, R-Utah), H.R. 3777 (Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah), H.R. 4824 (Rep. John Curtis, R-Utah), and H.R. 5597 (Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah). In what may be a Committee first, a bill from each member of the Ut... More
  • ICYMI: Committee on Natural Resources to Hold Hearing in Alpena to Discuss Impact of the Cormorant
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    Jun 5, 2018 -
    By Alice Shea 9&10 News The Committee on Natural Resources is leaving Capitol Hill for the day and coming to Northern Michigan, where they’ll hold an oversight hearing on the cormorant, an aquatic bird, next week. The committee will be holding a field hearing in Alpena next Monday, June 11. They recently introduced the... More
  • Curtis Bill to Promote Water Certainty, Fish Recovery in Western States Passes House
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    Mar 13, 2018 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 4465, the “Endangered Fish Recovery Programs Extension Act of 2017” (Rep. John Curtis, R-UT), legislation to achieve the dual goals of recovering endangered fish populations in the Upper Colorado and San Juan River Basins while continuing to meet regional water and power development needs. ... More
  • Rob Bishop: Congress must cement Trump's public lands agenda into law
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    Jan 2, 2018 -
    Washington Examiner Rep. Rob Bishop, who chairs the House Natural Resources Committee, says he's thrilled to finally be working with a president who supports the idea of returning the control of federal land to states and localities. But in an interview with the Washington Examiner, he said Congress needs to work quick... More
  • Panel: Bipartisan Bills Enhance ESA Protections, Boost Hydropower Reliability
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    Oct 12, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans held a legislative hearing on H.R. 3144 (Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-WA) and H.R. 3916 (Rep. Ken Calvert, R-CA), the “Federally Integrated Species Health Act” or “FISH Act,” bills to improve the recovery of Endangered Species Act (ESA) listed fish while providing ce... More
  • Bills to Modernize Endangered Species Act Advance Through Committee
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    Oct 4, 2017 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed five bills to reform the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “The ESA is a landmark statute created with noble intent. It also includes fatal design flaws that inhibit greater success and handicap state-led, scie... More
  • Bishop Statement on Regulation of Utah Prairie Dogs Under the Endangered Species Act
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    Aug 22, 2017 -
    Today, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated Endangered Species Act (ESA) regulation of Utah prairie dogs on non-federal lands. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “Utahns have proven they can maintain prairie dogs. The only thing impeding the state is federal meddling. I appreciate Direct... More
  • Bishop Statement on Gray Wolf Court Ruling
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    Aug 2, 2017 -
    Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement on the Federal appeals court ruling concerning protections for gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). “When science-based recovery criteria are met and environmental litigants can still drag the federal government t... More
  • Members Discuss Bill to Bring Much Needed Reforms to the Endangered Species Act
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    Jul 19, 2017 -
    Today, the Full Committee held a legislative hearing on five bills, most of which have advanced with bipartisan support, to reform and improve the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The bills work to empower states, ensure data transparency, improve listing and delisting processes, and discourage costly litigation that dive... More
  • Bishop: Grizzly Delisting Process Emblematic of Need for ESA Reform
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    Jun 22, 2017 -
    Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem will be delisted from the endangered species list. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “I commend this Administration and the Department of the Interior for delisting the grizzly bear even... More
  • Hearing Focuses on Bills to Protect Endangered Salmon, Empower Local Management on Federal Water Projects
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    Jun 8, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans held a legislative hearing on two bills to lessen the costs of federal water and power infrastructure to American ratepayers. H.R. 2083 (Rep. Jaime Herrera-Beutler, R-WA), the bipartisan supported “Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act,” allows state... More
  • Bryde’s Whale: President Obama’s Not So Secret Plan to Shut Down Offshore Development
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    Dec 9, 2016 -
    Yesterday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) proposed to list the Gulf of Mexico Bryde’s whale as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) released the following statement: “This is not about the whale. It’s an eleventh hour stunt to save face with the left at the... More
  • Obama Administration’s Closing Acts on ESA Deliver Big for Radical Left Litigants
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    Nov 29, 2016 -
    Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced the completion of initial reviews of three Endangered Species Act (ESA) petitions, including one setting the clock to potentially re-list the lesser prairie-chicken as endangered. Re-listing will designate habitat on millions of acres of private land in part... More
  • ESA Failures Shine Bright as Special Interests Trump Species Protection in Wildflower Debacle
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    Oct 28, 2016 -
    Earlier this week, a U.S. District Court vacated a decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to not list two desert wildflowers as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The ruling further delays implementation of an existing conservation agreement between the FWS, Utah, Colorado and stakeholder ... More
  • Special Interests, Courts are De-facto Arm of Obama Administration in Charge of ESA Policy
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    Oct 17, 2016 -
    In abiding to a recent court order that vacated the Obama Administration’s withdrawal of a proposed rule to list the North American wolverine as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has reopened public comment on a proposed threatened listing. House Committee on Na... More
  • USGS Study Reveals Extensive Impacts of Obama Administration’s War on Mineral Development
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    Oct 7, 2016 -
    U.S. Secretary of the Interior (DOI) Sally Jewell is developing controversial plans to cordon off approximately 10 million acres of federal lands located in Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming from mineral development. The withdrawals are one plank of the Obama administration's broader regulatory scheme to... More
  • Bishop: Obama Administration’s Final Species Petition Regulations Demonstrate Need for ESA Reform
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    Sep 26, 2016 -
    Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced final revisions to regulations governing the petition process under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “This announcement is a call for help from the administ... More
  • Federal Wolf Management Fraught with Controversies and Failures
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    Sep 21, 2016 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held an oversight hearing on the status of the federal government’s inconsistent and unsuccessful wolf management efforts in the United States. The panel, which included local and state witnesses, focused on red wolves in the Southeast, gray wolves in the Northwes... More
  • BLM’s Sage Grouse Land Use Plan Is Bad News For Western States
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    Sep 1, 2016 -
    Washington, D.C. – Today, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released seven memos on its land use plans for the sage grouse, covering 10 Western states. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “The Administration’s decision not to list the sage grouse last year was a cynical ploy all along. These pl... More
  • Obama Administration Proposals Highlight Need for ESA Reform, Will Protect Serial Environmental Litigation
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    Jul 26, 2016 -
    Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) published its final methodology for identifying and prioritizing species’ listings under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) released the following statement: “For the life of me I don't understand why FWS need... More
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