On September 22, AGC sent a letter of support for the Endangered Species Act (ESA) Amendments of 2020(link is external) introduced by Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY) ahead of a September 23 hearing on the bill. The bill complements and builds on changes the Trump Administration made last year by further empowering States and Tribes in the recovery of species, permitting the prioritization of resources, promoting recovery and delisting, and incentivizing engagement in voluntary conservation efforts. AGC also supports studying the administrative and litigation expenses associated with the ESA.

For more information, contact Melinda Tomaino at melinda.tomaino@agc.org