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U.S. House rejects “Extinction Rider”

Posted by Matthew Koehler on July 28, 2011

Yesterday, on a vote of 224-202 the U.S House of Representatives rejected the “extinction rider,” which would have prohibited species listings and habitat conservation under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

Specifically, this bill would have defunded the US Fish & Wildlife Service’s ESA program, preventing the agency from listing species as threatened or endangered or designating critical habitat under the ESA. Defeating the “extinction rider” is great news for America’s most vulnerable species and their habitat.


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