- bars the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from listing any new species as endangered without approval from state governors, and would also require joint approval for any new listing from both the House and Senate;
- mandates that Fish and Wildlife must respond to any development proposal that might come into conflict with Endangered Species Act provisions within 90 days. If Fish and Wildlife does not respond in that timeframe, the project would be okayed, and;
- allows state governors to take over all management of species that occur only in their state.
- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
- The house has not voted
House Committee on Natural ResourcesIntroducedNovember 19th, 2013
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What is it?
This bill would allow states to opt out of the regulations set by Endangered Species Act. The bill:
This bill impacts both present and future species protected by the Endangered Species Act, and land set aside as habitat for such species.
A CBO cost is currently unavailable.
Endangered Species Management Self-Determination Act
To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to permit Governors of States to regulate intrastate endangered species and intrastate threatened species, and for other purposes.
States should not be allowed to override or not support the Endangered Species Act. Once these protected animals and plants are gone, they are gone forever. Humans do not have a full understanding of how our delicate ecosystems function and any of these animals or plants may be playing a crucial role. We do not have ways of fully understanding or comprehending what their loss might mean until it is far too late. Saving these species in the long run is more valuable than freeing up land for development and potential profit of few.