- 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 house has not voted
- The senate has not voted
Committee on Environment and Public WorksIntroducedNovember 19th, 2013
- senate Committees
What is Senate Bill S. 1731?
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.
Cost of Senate Bill S. 1731
A CBO cost estimate is currently unavailable.
Endangered Species Management Self-Determination Act
A bill 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.
I understand that the newest thing is reducing federal involvement on a state level, but if states aren’t forced into helping the endangered animals, we may lose valuable species forever. We cannot, under any circumstances, allow that to happen. I don’t want to live in a world where there is no possibility of my children never seeing a wolf in the wild. It’s incredibly sad to think about and it needs to be enforced, whether the states want it or not.
Our eco-system must be protected Wolves ,Grizzlies are very important to this These animals many others Endangered need to be continued to be protected as bald eagle was saved from this endangered species Act Our next generation should have the opportunity to see wildlife and enjoy the outdoors Please Save our Wolves and all that makes up our eco-systems The Science is their they are important don’t ignore the findings Thank you Yellowstone is a prime example of this