Hearing titled "Empowering State Based Management Solutions for Greater Sage Grouse Recovery"
Full CommitteeDate: 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.