Oversight: Hearing titled "Empowering State Based Management Solutions for Greater Sage Grouse Recovery"

Full Committee Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 Time: 10:00 AM Location: Longworth House Office Building 1324

OVERSIGHT HEARING ON:

  • Empowering State Based Management Solutions for Greater Sage Grouse Recovery”

DEMOCRATIC TOPLINE MESSAGES:

  • The collaborative, stakeholder-driven process to conserve sagebrush habitat and the greater sage grouse is an unprecedented wildlife conservation success story and proof that the Endangered Species Act (ESA) works.
  • Committee Republicans, who have tried unsuccessfully for decades to convince the public that the ESA is broken, refuse to admit that the Obama Administration’s efforts to conserve the greater sage-grouse and avoid an ESA listing, showcase the Act’s effectiveness and flexibility.
  • The Trump Administration is attempting to roll back protections for the greater sage-grouse and risks driving the species to extinction in order to permit irresponsible drilling, mining, and grazing on U.S. public lands.

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