Congressman Andy Biggs Reintroduces LIST Act
Today, Congressman Andy Biggs reintroduced H.R. 3973 which authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to de-list species from the endangered species list when there is an objective, measurable, and scientific study demonstrating a species has recovered. It also penalizes those who intentionally submit false or fraudulent data in order to cause a species listing.
“The Endangered Species Act (ESA) was created to protect and restore species and their habitats, however, special interests and onerous delisting regulations have harmed western priorities and worsened the health of ecosystems along the way,” said Congressman Andy Biggs. “Over the last four decades, ESA regulations have done more to infringe on private property and states’ rights than they have protecting and recovering endangered species. My bill does not eliminate protections for truly endangered species. Rather, it allows the federal government to focus resources on species actually in danger of extinction.”
You can read the full bill text here.