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03.29.17

Grijalva Letter to Zinke on FWS Congressional Liaison Silence March 29

A letter from Ranking Member Grijalva to Interior Secretary Zinke on March 29, 2017, urging him to reverse a gag order on the Fish and Wildlife Service Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs. The Office told Democratic staff in the course of preparing for a hearing on the Endangered Species Act that it could not answer questions about the hearing or related issues because no administration witness would be testifying.… Continue Reading


12.07.16

Dec. 7 Letter to Secretary Jewell on Maintaining Red Wolf Recovery Efforts

A Dec. 7, 2016, letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on the need to maintain successful red wolf recovery program rather than bowing to pressure from a small number of vocal landowners to abandon recovery efforts.… Continue Reading


09.27.16

Grijalva Letter to FWS Director Dan Ashe on Grizzly Delisting in Yellowstone Region Sept. 27

A Sept. 27, 2016, letter from Ranking Member Grijalva to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service DIrector Dan Ashe highlighting problems with FWS' proposal to remove Endangered Species Act protections from the grizzly bear population in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.… Continue Reading


09.14.16

National Park Service Letter to Grijalva on Yellowstone Grizzlies Sept. 14

A letter from the National Park Service to Ranking Member Grijalva highlighting concerns about a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposal to remove Endangered Species Act protections from grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.… Continue Reading


06.07.16

June 7 Grijalva Letter to FWS Director Ashe on Grizzly Delisting

Ranking Member Grijalva sent this letter to Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe on June 7, 2016, urging him not to remove Endangered Species Act protections for grizzly bears near Yellowstone National Park at least until state and federal authorities have completed grizzly habitat protection plans.… Continue Reading


06.06.16

June 6 Grijalva Letter to NOAA on South Florida Corals

Ranking Member Grijalva sent this letter to the National Marine Fisheries Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on June 6, 2016, urging greater oversight of threats to endangered coral in South Florida. The Army Corps of Engineers badly damaged coral habitat during a dredging project in the Port of Miami and could do so again near Port Everglades if the agencies overseeing the Endangered Species Act fail to enforce the law.… Continue Reading


05.20.16

Letter to FWS Urging Protection of the Mexican Wolf

On Friday, May 20, 2016, Ranking Member Raul Grijalva sent a letter to U.S. Fish and Wildlife (FWS) Director, Daniel M. Ashe, to show support for the settlement agreement recently reached by FWS, the states of Arizona and Utah, and conservation groups, which will lead to development of a long overdue recovery plan for the Mexican wolf.… Continue Reading


04.25.16

Letters from the Air Force on Sage-Grouse Protections

On April 25, 2016 the Department of the Air Force responded to Ranking Member Adam Smith and Ranking Member Grijalva regarding the placement of the Greater Sage-grouse on the Endangered Species List. The Department of the Air Force responded to questions that were sent by Ranking Members Smith and Grijalva.… Continue Reading


04.21.16

Letter from the Navy on Sage-Grouse Protections

On April 21, 2016 the Department of the Navy responded to a congressional Inquiry/ Follow-up that was sent from the House Armed Services Committee regarding the Greater Sage-grouse and the Endangered Species Act.… Continue Reading


04.15.16

Letters from the Army on Sage-Grouse Protections

On April 15, 2016, The Deaprtment of the Army responded to Ranking Member Adam Smith regarding the Greater Sage-grouse and whether a future decision to list the species would affect militart traning, operations, and readiness. The Department of the Army also responded to questions presented by Ranking Member Adam Smith… Continue Reading


03.23.16

Letters from the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Readiness on Sage-Grouse Protections

On March 23, 2016, Ranking Member Raul Grijalva and Ranking Member Adam Smith wrote a letter to Daniel Feehan, the Assistant Secretary of Defense regarding actions being taken pursuant to the Endangered Species Act, specifically the sage grouse. The Department of Defense responded to the letter addressing the questions that were asked by Ranking Member Grijalva and Ranking Member Smith.… Continue Reading


09.28.15

Sept. 28 Letter to President Obama on Vetoing Bad ESA Provisions

This letter urges President Obama to veto any defense or other authorization bills with anti-Endangered Species Act amendments.… Continue Reading


09.17.15

House Natural Resources Committee and House Judiciary Committee Speak Out Against Proposed Changes to the ESA Citizen Participation Rule

House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers Jr., House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Ranking Member Debbie Dingell and House Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law Ranking Member Henry C. "Hank" Johnson sent a joint letter to U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker to urge them to oppose the proposed changes to the Endangere… Continue Reading

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