THIS WEEK IN COMMITTEE - Republicans' Attacks on our Wildlife

In an ongoing effort to dismantle bedrock environmental laws, House Republicans are holding a hearing at 10 a.m. tomorrow to attack the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and wrongfully blame the Act for delaying development projects. Ranking Member Grijalva and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Ranking Member A. Donald McEachin (D-Va.) will stick to scientific facts and remind Committee Republicans that since its passage 99 percent of species listed under the ESA have survived and 90 percent of listed species are recovering at a rate equal to or faster than that specified in their recovery plans. Despite the scientific fact that the Act works, Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) was recently quoted by The Washington Post saying that the ESA “has never been used for the rehabilitation of species.”


Tuesday, March 28

Oversight & Investigations Subcommittee: Hearing titled "ESA Consultation Impediments to the Economic and Infrastructure Development"  (a.k.a. Republicans' Attack on Wildlife) at 10 a.m. in Longworth 1324