Tag Archives: Endangered Species Act

House Passes Spending Bill

REPUBLICANYesterday, the House passed legislation to fund the federal government through September 30th, while still allowing Congress to take action on the President’s executive orders on immigration by funding the Department of Homeland Security through a continuing resolution that expires February 27th. The measure cuts funding to the Continue reading

Groups Notify Feds of Intent to Sue Over Sage Grouse Listing

sage_grouse-300The Center for Biological Diversity and the Western Watersheds Project have given notice of their intent to sue the federal government over the Gunnison Sage Grouse listing. Last week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a branch of the Department of the Interior, announced that they would be listing the Gunnison Sage Grouse as a Continue reading

Wolverines Withdrawn from Possible Endangered Species Listing

wolverineThe United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced on August 12th, that it has withdrawn the proposed rule to list wolverine as threatened in the contiguous Continue reading

Energy Group Launches Campaign against Sage Grouse Listing

WESTERN ENERGY ALLIANCEWestern Energy Alliance has launched an ad campaign to educate westerners on how a listing of the Greater Sage-Grouse under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) would Continue reading

Tipton Votes for Transparency in Endangered Species Act

sage_grouse-300Yesterday, the House passed legislation co-sponsored by Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) to increase transparency under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) by providing updates to ensure that the best publicly available scientific data is being utilized by the federal government when making listing decisions.  Under the Continue reading

Tipton Bill Would Prohibit Federal Funds to be Used in Listing Sage Grouse

sage_grouse-300Yesterday, the House Appropriations Committee included Congressman Scott Tipton’s (R-CO) language to prohibit the use of any funds under the Fiscal Year 2015 Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Act to be used to list the Gunnison or Greater Sage Grouse as threatened or endangered species. The bill Continue reading

Western Governors Push Measure to Hold Off Sage Grouse Listing for Ten Years

sage_grouse-300The Western Governor’s Association has passed a resolution that, if accepted by the Federal Government, would allow states 10 years to prove local conservation efforts are enough to ensure the survival of the Sage Grouse.  The move has been applauded by the Western Grouse Coalition.  The Coalition’s President, Continue reading

Lawmakers Introduce Sage Grouse Protection Legislation

sage_grouse-300Yesterday, Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi, Colorado Congressman Cory Gardner, Utah Congressman Rob Bishop, Montana Congressman Steve Daines and Colorado Congressman Scott Tipton introduced the Sage Grouse Protection and Conservation Act. This legislation would prevent the Sage grouse from being Continue reading

Parks and Wildlife Reviewing Wildlife Action Plan

PARKS AND WILDLIFEColorado Parks and Wildlife has begun a comprehensive review of the State Wildlife Action Plan, or SWAP. As updates to the current vision for managing Colorado’s fish, wildlife and natural habitats go forward, agency officials say input from the public and a variety of partner agencies will be critical for the development of Continue reading

Lawmakers Applaud Delay of Gunnison Sage Grouse Decision

sage_grouse-300Lawmakers from Colorado welcomed a D.C. District Court judge’s decision yesterday to grant the U.S. Fish and Wildfire Service and other litigants a six-month extension of the decision deadline on the proposed Endangered Species Act listing of the Gunnison sage grouse.  The state of Continue reading