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senate Bill S. 1731

Allowing States to Opt Out of Endangered Species Acts Regulations (Senate Bill)

Argument in favor

Would benefit community growth and free up land for development.

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10/10/2018
It’s states rights to decide what to do not the government
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Argument opposed

The continued existence of endangered species matters more than new malls and subdivisions.

Mylan's Opinion
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05/01/2017
Once they are gone they are gone. There are over 20 endangered species in Nevada. Can't believe how short sighted the 3 sponsors of this bill are.
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  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The house has not voted
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
    IntroducedNovember 19th, 2013

What is it?

This bill would allow states to opt out of the regulations set by Endangered Species Act. The bill:

  • 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. 

Impact

This bill impacts both present and future species protected by the Endangered Species Act, and land set aside as habitat for such species.

Cost

A CBO cost estimate is currently unavailable.

More Information

AKA

Endangered Species Management Self-Determination Act

Official Title

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.

    Once they are gone they are gone. There are over 20 endangered species in Nevada. Can't believe how short sighted the 3 sponsors of this bill are.
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    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.
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    Protecting endangered species is a global issue. Individual states do not have the authority to say which animals fall to extinction.
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    We need to protect those that can’t speak for themselves
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    That’s ridiculous, it’s a federal law and has done more good that way and should therefore stay that way
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    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.
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    We need to protect these species and the land they depend on. We need to fight back against these administration's sinister attacks on our planet and its inhabitants.
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    If we don't protect animals, we will be the next on this list.
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    It’s states rights to decide what to do not the government
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    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
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    We do not matter more than the environment or than other species. How can we allow malls to replace the biodiversity that we as a species rely on? This bill is a disaster and must be stopped
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