Congress   115
Bill #   HR717
Sponsor   Rep. Olson, Pete [R-TX-22]
Title   Listing Reform Act
Date Introduced 01/27/2017
Policy Issue Marine Conservation
Description Summary This bill amends the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to allow the Department of the Interior or the Department of Commerce, as appropriate, to prioritize the consideration of petitions to list a species as endangered or threatened other than in the order in which the petitions are received. The appropriate department may not give general priority to petitions to add species to the list of endangered or threatened species over petitions to remove a species from the list. The appropriate department is given the authority to preclude the listing of a species as threatened due to the likelihood of significant, cumulative economic effects that would result from such listing or from the likely resulting designation of critical habitat of the species.
Related Bills
Date of Action 10/04/2017
Latest Action Reported by House Committee on Natural Resources.

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