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senate Bill S. 1175

Federal Loans to Cities and Counties for Endangered Species Act Compliance

Argument in favor

Balances development with conservation and targets biologically-rich areas where human populations are growing the fastest.

Argument opposed

Weakens the Endangered Species Act and verges on an earmark, taking federal tax dollars and giving them to cities and counties anxious to grow.

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      senate Committees
      Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife
      Committee on Environment and Public Works
    IntroducedJune 18th, 2013

What is Senate Bill S. 1175?

This bill would require the Secretary of the Treasury to establish a loan program that would allow cities and counties to apply for what is known as a "Habitat Conservation Plan," a permit normally afforded private entities in order to undertake development that may incidentally result in the destruction of an endangered species. Loan applications would be sent to the Secretary of the Interior for review, and preference for loans would given to areas "in which rapid growth and development threaten successful implementation of approved habitat conservation plans."


The bill impacts land use and what entities have say in the management of certain lands.

Cost of Senate Bill S. 1175

A CBO cost is currently unavailable.


Infrastructure Facilitation and Habitat Conservation Act of 2013

Official Title

A bill to require the Secretary of the Treasury to establish a program to provide loans and loan guarantees to enable eligible public entities to acquire interests in real property that are in compliance with habitat conservation plans approved by the Secretary of the Interior under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, and for other purposes.

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