Interior Announces the Delisting of the Gray Wolf in the Lower 48

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Today, members of the Western Caucus released the following statements after Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced the delisting of the gray wolf in the lower 48 states. “Today is a great victory for science and professional wildlife management. The gray wolf is one of the few actual success stories of the Endangered Species Act and has met every scientific criteria for delisting. It... Read more »

USFWS and NMFS Provide ESA Regulatory Certainty

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Today, members of the Western Caucus released the following statements after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service announced their definition of "habitat" to be used for critical habitat designations under the Endangered Species Act. “If there is something that I hear most from stakeholder groups about federal government regulations, it is that they lack consiste... Read more »

Modernizing the Endangered Species Act for the 21st Century

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Today, Members of the Western Caucus released the following statements after the introduction of a 17-bill legislative package to modernize the Endangered Species Act to better protect species, and to treat property owners, states and local stakeholders as partners rather than obstacles: "The Endangered Species was enacted with the best intentions, but it has failed to live up to its noble vision.... Read more »

Western Caucus Members Rebuke Passage of Reckless Spending Package

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Members of the Congressional Western Caucus released statements in response to House passage of H.R. 3055, legislation that attempts to fund the Commerce-Justice-Science, Agriculture-Rural Development-FDA, Interior-Environment, Military Construction-Veterans Affairs, and Transportation-Housing and Urban Development appropriations bills for fiscal year 2020 Read more »

Western Caucus Applauds Recovery of the Gray Wolf and Proposed Rule to Delist the Species

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, members of the Western Caucus released statements applauding the full recovery of the gray wolf and a proposed rule put forward by the Trump Administration to remove the gray wolf from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife in the lower 48 states as a result of a full recovery of the species. Read more »

Western Caucus Supports President Trump's Official Nomination of David Bernhardt for Secretary of the Department of the Interior

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, members of the Congressional Western Caucus and the Senate Western Caucus released statements of support for David Bernhardt's nomination for Secretary of the Department of the Interior after his nomination was officially transmitted from the White House to the United States Congress. Read more »

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