Victory For Single-State Species
An amendment that sought to strip protections for more than 1,000 imperiled species (including the red wolf) was defeated just defeated!
Introduced by Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah), amendment #1429 sought to eliminate federal protections for endangered species that exist entirely within the borders of a single state. If passed, the amendment would have stripped federal protections for hundreds of imperiled species including the red wolf in North Carolina, the polar bear in Alaska, the Florida panther, and every listed plant or animal on Hawaii.
The amendment failed by a vote of 49-51.
See how your Senators voted.