Congressional Attack on the Endangered Species Act
Senators Rand Paul, Dean Heller (R-Nev.) & Rep. Mark Amodei (R-Nev.) introduce a bill that attempts to undermine the Endangered Species Act’s authority. The ‘Endangered Species Management Self-Determination Act’ is a congressional attack on the ESA, providing state governors with the power to decide how to regulate intrastate endangered species – so states can ignore the ESA if it best serves political interests.
Sen. Paul explained, “The Endangered Species Management Self-Determination Act ensures that local needs will be considered in the regulation process & places the decision-making into the hands of the states by allowing them to choose whether regulation occurs on the state or federal level.”
The ESA has been more than 99% successful at preventing extinction for wildlife under its protection for 40 years. Learn what you can do to prevent the Act itself from going extinct!