The Endangered Species Act is our nation’s most successful environmental law. Despite this success, anti-wildlife members of Congress continue to attack the Act and the animals and plants it protects every chance they get.

Top Endangered Species Act Enemies

Republicans:
Sen. Enzi (R-WY) – 3 bills introduced
Sen. Cornyn (R-TX) – 3 bills introduced
Rep. Young (R-AK) – 2 bills introduced

Democrats:
Rep. Pingree (D-ME) – 1 bill introduced

Rep. Peterson (D-MN) – 1 bill introduced

Legislative Attacks on the Endangered Species Act

Last Updated October 2, 2019

DateSponsorBill #Title of LegislationWhat it Does to the ESAProvision signed into law?
2019-09-26Sen. Murkowski (R-AK)S. 2580Dept. of Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2020Prevents ESA listing of the greater and Columbia-basin sage grouse for 1 year.Currently being considered
2019-09-25Rep. Peterson, Collin (D-MN)H.R. 4494Gray Wolf State Management Act of 2019Legislatively delists wolves in the Great Lakes and prohibits judicial review.Currently being considered
2019-09-24Rep. Young, Don (R-AK)H.R. 4483To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to increase State and local involvement in management plans.Text not yet released.Currently being considered
2019-09-11Rep. Scalise, Steve (R-LA)H.R. 4294American Energy First ActExempts from Section 7 any oil and gas activities occurring on non-federal land; Exempts permit holders from complying with the Act’s prohibitions on the take of listed marine mammals if they obtain a permit under the MMPA.Currently being considered
2019-08-23Rep. Yoho, Ted (R-FL)H.R. 4208To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to prohibit treatment of certain non-native, non-indigenous hoofstock born within the borders of the United States as an endangered species, a threatened species, an essential experimental population, or a nonessential experimental population.Amends the Endangered Species Act to prohibit the listing of the barasingha, red lechwe, Arabian oryx, Eld’s deer, Grevy’s zebra, gaur, or banteng.Currently being considered
2019-08-01Sen. Blackburn, Marsha (R-TN)S. 2430A bill to provide an exemption from certain requirements for federally funded projects and activities in areas not in metropolitan statistical areas, and for other purposes.Exempts from the Endangered Species Act any federally-funded project in rural areas.Currently being considered
2019-07-31Sen. Cruz, Ted (R-TX)S. 2374Saving America’s Vulnerable and Endangered Species ActAmends the ESA to prevent non-native species from being protected under the ActCurrently being considered
2019-07-30Sen. Paul, Rand (R-KY)S. 2343Endangered Species Management Self-Determination ActStrips protections from every endangered species until Congress passes a resolution of approval, guts protections for species found only within one state’s boundaries, and eliminates citizens’ ability to submit petitions to protect species under the ESA.Currently being considered
2019-07-25Rep. McMorris Rodgers, Cathy (R-WA)H.R. 4057FORESTS Act of 2019Weakens the Section 7 consultation process by imposing expedited deadlines on federal wildlife agencies.Currently being considered
2019-07-11Rep. Young, Don (R-AK)H.R. 3697H.R. 3697Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management ActOverrides the ESA by providing that any restriction on fishing restrictions under the ESA must be implemented under this Act.Currently being considered
2019-06-21Rep. Johnson, Mike (R-LA)H.R. 3424Streamlining Environmental Approvals Act of 2019Exempts permit holders from complying with the Act’s prohibitions on the take of listed marine mammals if they obtain a permit under the MMPA; replaces ESA consultation process with streamlined version.Currently being considered
2019-06-20Rep. Golden, Jared (D-ME); Rep. Pingree, Chellie (D-ME)H.R. 3055 (amdt 411)Rider to Commerce, Justice and Science FY2020 Appropriations billProhibits NOAA from using any funds to utilize a North Atlantic right whale Risk Reduction Decision Support ToolFailed by recorded vote: 84 – 345
2019-06-10Sen. Lee, Mike (R-UT)S. 1768Native Species Protection ActStrips Endangered Species Act protections for all species that are found in only one state (which would affect 1,099 plants and animals).Currently being considered
2019-05-13Sen. Cornyn, John (R-TX)S. 1426A bill to amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to establish a procedure for approval of certain settlementsReplaces the current standard for awarding court costs in citizen suits; makes it harder for prevailing parties enforcing the Endangered Species Act to regain attorneys fees.Currently being considered
2019-05-13Sen. Cornyn, John (R-TX)S. 142921st Century Endangered Species Transparency ActRequires that all data used in a listing and delisting determination under the Act be made available on the internet, which is overly burdensome for agency.Currently being considered
2019-05-08Rep. Westerman, Bruce (R-AR)H.R. 2607Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2019Exempts the Forest Service from ESA Sec. 7 consultation requirements to ensure logging projects don’t jeopardize species; curtails citizen access to courts.Currently being considered
2019-04-04Sen. Cornyn, John (R-TX)S. 1051To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to establish a program to allow States to assume certain Federal responsibilities under that
Act with respect to agency actions applicable to highway projects within the States, and for other purposes.
Transfers federal authority under Sec. 7 of the ESA to States for certain infrastructure projects in an attempt to streamline environmental permitting process.Currently being considered
2019-03-14Sen. Johnson, Ron (R-WI); Sen. Barrasso, John (R-WY); Sen. Enzi, Mike (R-WY); Sen. Baldwin, Tammy (D-WI)S. 831A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to reissue final rules relating to listing the gray wolf in the Western Great Lakes and Wyoming under the Endangered Species Act of 1973.Legislatively delists wolves in the Great Lakes and Wyoming; prohibits judicial reviewCurrently being considered
2019-03-13Rep. Johnson, DustyH.R. 1732FASTER ActLegislatively waives the Endangered Species Act for border wall constructionCurrently being considered
2019-02-28Sen. Enzi, Mike (R-WY)S. 614Grizzly Bear State Management Act of 2020Legislatively delists the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem population of grizzly bears; prohibits judicial reviewCurrently being considered
2019-02-28Rep. Cheney, Liz (R-WY)H.R. 1445Grizzly Bear State Management Act of 2019Legislatively delists the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem population of grizzly bears; prohibits judicial reviewCurrently being considered
2019-02-14Sen. Enzi, Mike (R-WY)S. 502State, Tribal, and Local Species Transparency and Recovery ActUndermines the ESA’s “best available science” standard by automatically deeming tribal, state and county data ‘best available science’ even if it is notCurrently being considered
2019-02-04Rep. Calvert, Ken (R-CA); Rep. Costa, Jim (R-CA)H.R. 548FISH ActTransfers authority of NOAA to regulate anadromous and catadromous fish species under the ESA to the FWS. (Reorganization)Currently being considered
2019-01-22Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille (D-CA)H.J. Res. 31Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019Prevents ESA listing of the greater and Columbia-basin sage grouse for 1 year.Yes; Became Public Law No: 116-6
2019-01-17Rep. Lowey, Nita (D-NY)H.R. 648Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019Prevents ESA listing of the greater and Columbia-basin sage grouse for 1 year.Passed House 234-180
2019-01-08Rep. McCollum, Betty (D-MN)
H.R. 266Dept. of Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019Prevents ESA listing of the greater and Columbia-basin sage grouse for 1 year.Passed House 240-179
2019-01-08Rep. Lowey, Nita (D-NY)H.R. 21Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019Prevents ESA listing of the greater and Columbia-basin sage grouse for 1 year.Passed House 241-190
2019-01-03Rep. Gohmert, Louie (R-TX)H.R. 30SAVES ActAmends the ESA to prevent non-native species from being protected under the Act.Currently being considered
2018-10-05Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA)H.R. 7042Combustion Avoidance along Rural Roads ActExempts from the ESA wildfire mitigation activities carried out by Dept. of Interior and Dept. of AgricultureNo
2018-09-27Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR)H.R. 302Vehicle for FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018Allows FEMA to delay taking action for 3 years to address impacts to endangered species from harmful floodplain developmentYes; Public Law 115-254
2018-09-25Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY)H.R. 6877Grizzly Bear State Management Act of 2018Legislatively delists grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and blocks judicial reviewNo
2018-09-13Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI); Rep. McMorris-Rodgers (R-WA); Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN)H.R. 6784Manage Our Wolves ActLegislatively delists the gray wolf in the lower 48 states and cedes management authority back to the states.No
2018-08-10Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN)H.R. 6668MUSSELS ActLegislatively delists all freshwater mussels and prohibits future listing of freshwater mussels.No
2018-07-30Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)S. 3297Washington County, Utah, Public Land ActExpands the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve by about 6,900 acres in exchange for a right-of-way for a new east-west northern corridor through a portion of the reserve’s existing boundariesNo
2018-07-26Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT)S. 3292To amend the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974 to modify a provision relating to certain consultation requirements.Exempts Section 7 consultations for any land management plan under 15 years old that has already been approved, even if new information reveals new threats to species or their habitats.No
2018-07-18Rep. Drew Ferguson (R-GA)H.R. 6415American Border ActWaives the ESA, as well as other federal environmental laws, for U.S. Customs and Border Protection activities on public lands.No
2018-07-17Rep. Lamborn (R-CO)H.R. 6147 (Amdt 48)Rider to the Interior-EPA appropriations billBlocks federal funding for the threatened Preble’s Meadow jumping mouse, thwarting recovery efforts for this western speciesNo
2018-07-17Rep. Lamborn (R-CO)H.R. 6147 (Amdt 49)Rider to the Interior-EPA appropriations billBlocks funding for any listed species that do not have a current five year review completedNo
2018-07-17Rep. Pearce (R-NM)H.R. 6147 (Amdt 60)Rider to the Interior-EPA appropriations billBlocks funding for the endangered New Mexico meadow jumping mouseNo
2018-07-17Rep. Pearce (R-NM); Rep. Marshall (R-KS)H.R. 6147 (Amdt 62)Rider to the Interior-EPA appropriations billPrevent the Fish and Wildlife Service from listing the imperiled Lesser Prairie chicken under the Endangered Species ActNo
2018-07-17Rep. Smith (R-MO); Rep. Gianforte (R-MTH.R. 6147 (Amdt 70)Rider to the Interior-EPA appropriations billRestricts federal agencies from paying legal fees for plaintiff’s suits under ESA, CWA, and CAANo
2018-07-12Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO)H.R. 6344LOCAL Act of 2018Automatically grants an incidental take permit under Section 10 of the ESA to a private party if FWS approved a voluntary conservation agreement under this bill.No
2018-07-12Rep. Stevan Pearce (R-NM)H.R. 6345EMPOWERS Act of 2018Shifts authority to states by requiring FWS consult with county and state officials when it receives a petition under Section 4 of the ESA and provides burdensome requirements before a species can be listedNo
2018-07-12Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA)H.R. 6346WHOLE Act of 2018Fundamentally weakens the ESA Section 7 consultation process by allowing federal agencies to forego minimizing harm to endangered species based only on the possibility of future conservation.No
2018-07-12Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ)H.R. 6354STORAGE Act of 2018Prohibits FWS from designated critical habitat in water infrastructure areas.No
2018-07-12Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-AK)H.R. 6355PETITION Act of 2018Fundamentally weakens the citizen petition process under Section 4; eliminates listing deadlines by allowing FWS to declare a “petition backlog”; and eliminates judicial review.No
2018-07-12Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ)H.R. 6356LIST Act of 2018Prioritizes the delisting of species; eliminates judicial review; and allows FWS to prohibit a citizen from submitting a petition for a period of 10 years.No
2018-07-12Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC)H.R. 6360PREDICTS Act of 2018Eliminates the flexibility of voluntary conservation measures to the detriment of listed speciesNo
2018-07-12Rep. Don Young (R-AK)H.R. 6364LAMP Act of 2018Allows FWS to cede management authority under the ESA to states for intrastate species; prohibits FWS from amending voluntary management plans if a new species is listedNo
2018-07-02Sen. Barrasso (R-WY)S. XXXX (Draft bill)Endangered Species Act Amendments of 2018Weakens the ESA by giving states significant more authority over endangered species management and recoveryNo
2018-06-27Rep. Stevan Pearce (R-NM)H.R. 6107Ending Duplicative Permitting ActExempts oil and gas activities on certain non-Federal land from Section 7 of the Endangered Species ActNo
2018-06-14Sen. Murkowski (R-AK)S. 3073 (Sect. 115)Rider to the Dept. of Interior, Environment, and related agencies for FY19Prevents the ESA-listing of the Columbia and Greater sage grouseNo
2018-06-14Rep. David Rouzer (R-NC)H.R. 6119To remove the red wolf from the list of endangered and threatened wildlife for North Carolina, and for other purposesLegislatively delists the red wolf and precludes judicial reviewNo
2018-06-11Sen. Angus King (I-ME)S. 3042 (Section 12601)Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018Exempts sea urchins and cucumbers from export licensing and licensing requirements under Sect. 9(d)(1) of the ESANo
2018-06-06Rep. Newhouse (R-WA)H.R. 6147 (Sect. 438)Amendment to the Dept. of Interior, Environment, and related agencies for FY19Blocks any funding spent towards restoring grizzly bears to the North Cascades ecosystem, where there are fewer than 10 bears left.No
2018-06-06Rep. Herrara Beutler (R-WA)H.R. 6147 (Sect. 440)Amendment to the Dept. of Interior, Environment, and related agencies for FY19Blocks any funding for the development and implementation of Washington’s Long Term Conservation Strategy to protect the ESA-listed marbled murreletNo
2018-06-06Rep. Amodei (R-NV)H.R. 6147 (Sect. 115)Amendment to the Dept. of Interior, Environment, and related agencies for FY19Prevents the ESA-listing of the bi-state DPS of the sage grouseNo
2018-06-06Rep. Valadao (R-CA)H.R. 6147 (Sect. 441)Amendment to the Dept. of Interior, Environment, and related agencies for FY19Prevents judicial review of certain California water projects that are detrimental to delta smelt and salmonNo
2018-05-24Rep. McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)H.R. 5895 (Sect. 506)Energy & Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veteran Affairs Appropriations Act, 2019Mandates the use of the illegal Federal Columbia River Power System operation plan that endangers 13 imperiled wild salmon and steelhead populationsNo
2018-05-14Rep. Calvert (R-CA)H.R. 6147 (Section 115)Rider to the Dept. of Interior, Environment, and related agencies for FY19Prevents the ESA-listing of the Columbia and Greater sage grouseNo
2018-05-14Rep. Calvert (R-CA)H.R. 6147 (Section 117)Rider to the Dept. of Interior, Environment, and related agencies for FY19Legislatively delists the gray wolf range-wide, including the Mexican gray wolf, in the lower 48 statesNo
2018-05-14Rep. Calvert (R-CA)H.R. 6147 (Section 116)Rider to the Dept. of Interior, Environment, and related agencies for FY19Reissues the 2011 and 2012 rules delisting WY and Great Lakes gray wolves. Precludes judicial reviewNo
2018-05-14Rep. Calvert (R-CA)H.R. 6147 (Section 437)Rider to the Dept. of Interior, Environment, and related agencies for FY19Eliminates judicial review of the California WaterFix project, which impacts 16 species including the Delta smelt. Precludes litigation under the ESA.No
2018-05-11Rep. Johnson (R-LA); Rep. Gosar (R-AZ)H.R. 2 (amdt 94)Amendment to the 2018 Farm BillFundamentally weakens the ESA Sec. 7 consultation process by allowing federal agencies to forego minimizing harm to endangered species based only on the possibility of future conservation.No
2018-05-09Rep. Bishop (R-UT)H.R. 5515 (Section 314)Rider to the National Defense Authorization Act FY19Delays ESA-listing of the Greater sage grouse for 10 years, until 2028, and precludes judicial reviewNo
2018-05-09Rep. Bishop (R-UT)H.R. 5515 (Section 314)Rider to the National Defense Authorization Act FY20Delays ESA-listing of the Lesser Prairie Chicken for 10 years, until 2028, and precludes judicial reviewNo
2018-05-09Rep. Bishop (R-UT)H.R. 5515 (Section 314)Rider to the National Defense Authorization Act FY21Legislatively delists the American burying beetleNo
2018-04-26Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)S. 2778A bill to amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to include a prohibition on the listing of a living nonnative species as a threatened species or an endangered species, and for other purposes.Amends the ESA to prevent non-native species from being protected under the ActNo
2018-04-24Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT)H.R. 5597Desert Tortoise Habitat Conservation Plan Expansion Act, Washington County, UtahAuthorizes a right-of-way for a new east-west northern corridor through a portion of the reserve’s existing boundaries and Desert Tortoise habitat.No
2018-04-13Rep. Shuster (R-PA); Rep. DeFazio (D-OR)H.R. 4 (Section 628)FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018Exempts all private actions from complying with Sec. 7 and 9 of the ESA in regards to FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program No
2018-04-13Rep. Shuster (R-PA); Rep. DeFazio (D-OR)H.R. 4 (Section 161)FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018Requires the Secretary of Transportation to work with federal agencies to ensure that critical habitat is not designated on or near airport propertyNo
2018-04-12Sen. Barrasso (R-WY)S. 2663 (Section 4)Agriculture Creates Real Employment (ACRE) ActForces FWS to propose a rule exempting sea urchins and cucumbers export licensing and licensing requirements under Sec. 9 of the ESANo
2018-04-12Rep. Conaway (R-TX)H.R. 2 (Section 8303)Agriculture & Nutrition Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill)Exempts the Forest Service from ESA Sec. 7 consultations and allows the agency to unilaterally approve projects in national forestsNo
2018-04-12Rep. Conaway (R-TX)H.R. 2 (Section 9111)Agriculture & Nutrition Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill)Exempts the U.S. EPA from ESA Sec. 7 consultation requirements, allowing the agency to ignore impacts of toxic pesticides on endangered wildlifeNo
2018-04-12Rep. Conaway (R-TX)H.R. 2 (Section 9114)Agriculture & Nutrition Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill)Guts ESA Sec. 9, allowing anyone to kill an endangered species with a pesticide without recourse if they are in compliance with the pesticide label.No
2018-03-23Rep. Frelinghuysen (R-NJ)P.L. 115-141 (Division G, Section 120)Rider to the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018Defunds any listing or potential listing of the Sage-grouse and Columbia basin Sage-grouseYes- Public Law No: 115-141
2018-03-23Rep. Frelinghuysen (R-NJ)P.L. 115-141 (Division G, Section 208)Rider to the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018Legislatively undoes the Cottonwood v. USFS case; would exempt Sec. 7 consultations for any land management plan under 15 years old that has already been approved prior to species listing, critical habitat designation, new information, etc.Yes- Public Law No: 115-141
2018-03-21Sen. Cornyn (R-TX)S. 2587To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to establish a program
to allow States to assume certain Federal responsibilities under that
Act with respect to agency actions applicable to highway projects within
the States, and for other purposes. 
Transfers federal authority under Sec. 7 of the ESA to States for certain infrastructure projects in an attempt to streamline environmental permitting process.No
2018-01-10Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA)H.R. 4760Securing America’s Future Act of 2018Broadly waives all provisions of the ESA for the construction of a border wall and/or border patrol activities.No
2018-01-04Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ)S. 2277A bill to require the delisting of Mexican gray wolves under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 on a determination that the subspecies has been sufficiently recovered in the United StatesCalls for the USFWS to determine if a population of fewer than 100 wolves has been established along the Arizona-New Mexico border and if so, declares the Mexican wolf recovered and delists them.No
2017-12-18Rep. DeFazio (D-OR)H.R. 4667 (Sect. 2029)Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Assistance for FY 2018Exempts all private actions from complying with Sections 7 and 9 of the ESA in regards to FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program No
2017-11-20Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)Sect. 114 (Senate Chairman’s mark)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2018Defunds any listing or potential listing of the Sage-grouse and Columbia basin Sage-grouse for the next yearNo
2017-11-20Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)Sect. 120 (Senate Chairman’s mark)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2018Reissues the 2011 and 2012 FWS rules to delist the Wyoming and Great Lakes region (Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan); Preempts judicial reviewNo
2017-11-20Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)Sect. 121 (Senate Chairman’s mark)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2018Delists the lesser prairie-chicken as a threatened species under the ESA and prevent future listings (defunding provision)No
2017-11-20Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK); Sen. John Tester (D-MT)Sect. 431 (Senate Chairman’s mark)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2018Legislatively undoes the Cottonwood v. USFS case; would broadly exempt Sec. 7 consultations for any land management plan that has already been approved prior to species listing, critical habitat designation, new information, etc.No
2017-11-03Rep. Steve ScaliseH.R. 4239SECURE American Energy ActExempts take from Sec. 9 and Sec. 7 consultation if take is authorized for marine mammals; weakens MMPA’s requirement to monitor/report take/harassment and prevents a [major] alteration of design/scope/etc. of the activity in instances of take.No
2017-11-01Rep. Steve Pearce (R- NM)H.R. 2936 (H.Amdt 474)Resilient Forests Act of 2017Broadly waives Sec. 7 consultation for logging projects in Gila, Lincoln, and Cibola national forestsNo
2017-10-23Sen. Barrasso (R-WY)S. 2068Wildfire Prevention and Mitigation ActLegislatively undoes the Cottonwood v. USFS case; Would forego Section 7 consultations when new species are listed or new critical habitat designated, for already-approved land management plansNo
2017-10-19Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)H.Con.Res.71 (S.Amdt. 1429)Senate Amdt to House Budget ResolutionStrips ESA protections for all species that are found in only one state (which would affect 1,099 plants and animals)No
2017-10-19Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)H.Con.Res.71 (S.Amdt. 1485)Senate Amdt to House Budget ResolutionProhibits the USFWS from reconsidering the ESA listing of sage-grouse for at least 10 years and would prevent the withdrawal of 10 million acres of sage-grouse habitat from mineral leasesNo
2017-10-03Rep. Calvert (R-CA)H.R. 3916Federally Integrated Species Health Act (“FISH”) ActTransfers authority of NOAA to regulate anadromous and catadromous fish species under the ESA to the FWS. (Reorganization)No
2017-09-26Sen. Hatch (R-Utah), Lee (R-Utah)S. 1863Native Species Protection ActStrips ESA protections for all species that are found in only one state (which would affect 1,099 plants and animals)No
2017-08-25Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE); Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ)H.R. 3354 (H.Amdt. 334)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2018Reduces the U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s land acquisition account by $4,000,000 and redirects funds towards delisting efforts.No
2017-08-25Rep. Bruce Poliquin (D-ME)H.R. 3354 (Sect. 445)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2018Exempts sea urchins and cucumbers from export licensing and licensing requirements under Sect. 9(d)(1) of the ESANo
2017-08-25Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO)H.R. 3354 (Sect. 458)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2018Delists any plant or animal species that has not undergone a periodic 5 year review (most ESA-listed species)No
2017-08-25Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO)H.R. 3354 (Sect. 459)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2018Legislatively delists Preble’s meadow jumping mouseNo
2017-08-25Rep. Jason Smith (R-MO); Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-MT)H.R. 3354 (Sect. 461)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2018Restricts federal agencies from paying legal fees for plaintiff’s suits under ESA, CWA, and CAANo
2017-08-03Sen. John Coryn (R-TX)S. 1757Building America’s Trust ActExempts U.S. Customs and Border Protection from requirements of 36 different federal laws, including all provsions of the ESA.No
2017-07-28Rep. McCaul (R-TX)H.R. 3548 (Sect. 120)Border Security for America Act of 2017Exempts U.S. Customs and Border Protection from requirements of 36 different federal laws, including all provisions of the ESANo
2017-07-28Rep. Diane Black (R-TN)H.R. 3565Federal Land Freedom ActWaives federal environmental requirements, including ESA and replaces them with state regulatory standards for oil & gas/development permitsCurrently being considered
2017-07-28Rep. Tom McKlintock (R-CA)H.R. 3608Endangered Species Transparency and Reasonableness ActRequires that all data used in a listing determination under the ESA be made available on the internet, even if such data increases poaching or collecting risk to such species No
2017-07-11Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)H.R. 3354 (Sect. 113)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2018Defunds any listing or potential listing of the Sage-grouse and Columbia basin Sage-grouse for the next yearNo
2017-07-11Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)H.R. 3354 (Sect. 116)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2018Reissues the 2011 and 2012 FWS rules to delist the n Wyoming and Great Lakes region (Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan); Preempts judicial reviewNo
2017-07-11Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)H.R. 3354 (Sect. 117)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2018Blocks funding for Endangered Species Act protections for all gray wolves in the lower 48 states, including Mexican gray wolves and their recoveryNo
2017-06-29Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI)H.R. 3131Endangered Species Litigation Reasonableness ActLimits attorney’s fees for successful citizen plaintiff who enforce the requirements of the ESA to protect speciesNo
2017-06-29Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA)H.R. 3133Streamlining Environmental Approvals Act of 2017Exempts take from Sect. 9 as well as Sect. 7 Consult if take is authorized for marine mammals and weakens MMPA’s requirement to monitor/report take/harassment and prevents a [major] alteration of design/scope/etc. of the activity in instances of takeNo
2017-06-29Sen. John Barrasso (R-WI); Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN); Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI); Sen. Ben. Cardin (D-MD)S. 1514Hunting Heritage and Environmental Legacy Preservation (“HELP”) Act Reissues the 2011 and 2012 FWS rules to delist wolves the Great lakes (Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan) and Wyoming; Preempts judicial review No
2017-06-29Rep. McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)H.R. 3144To provide for operations of the Federal Columbia River Power System pursuant to a certain operation plan for a specified period of time, and for other purposes.Mandates the use of the illegal Federal Columbia River Power System operation plan that endangers PNW salmon, until at least 2022, and maybe indefinitely. No
2017-06-23Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)H.R. 3043To modernize hydropower policy, and for other purposesAuthorizes FERC to evade environmental laws, including the ESA, to streamline the hydropower licensing processNo
2017-06-22Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA)H.R. 299721st Century AIRR ActImposes limits on critical habitat designations on or near airport propertyNo
2017-06-08Rep. DeFazio (D-OR)H.R. 2825 (Sect. 6007)Department of Homeland Security Authorization ActExempts all private actions from complying with Sec. 7 and 9 of the ESA in regards to FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program No
2017-06-07Rep. Mike Lee (R-UT)H.R. 2810 (S.Amdt. 469)Rider to the FY18 National Defense Authorization ActDelays a potential ESA listing for the sage-grouse for at least 10 years; Transfers 60 million acres of public lands, much of which is sage grouse habitat to the states No
2017-06-07Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC)H.R. 3668Sportsmen’s Heritage And Recreational Enhancement (“SHARE”) Act of 2017Reissues the 2011 and 2012 FWS rules to delist wolves the Great lakes (Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan) and Wyoming; Preempts judicial review No
2017-06-06Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-AK)H.R. 2936Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017Exempts the Forest Service from ESA Sec. 7 consultation requirements to ensure logging projects don’t jeopardize species; curtails citizen access to courtsNo
2017-05-23Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX)H.R. 2603The “Saves Act”Amends the ESA to prevent non-native species from being protected under the ActNo
2017-05-23Sen. Angus King (I-ME)S. 1206To ensure fair treatment in licensing requirements for the export of certain echinodermsExempts sea urchins and cucumbers from export licensing and licensing requirements under Sect. 9(d)(1) of the ESANo
2017-05-19Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA); Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR)H.R. 2548 (Sect. 6)FEMA Reauthorization Act of 2017Exempts Sect. 7 consultation for flood control activities on private land, even if these projects require a federal permitNo
2017-05-17Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME); Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R-ME)H.R. 2504To ensure fair treatment in licensing requirements for the export of certain echinodermsForces FWS to propose a rule exempting sea urchins and cucumbers export licensing and licensing requirements under Sect. 9 of the ESANo
2017-04-25Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO)H.R. 2134Endangered Species Management Self-Determination ActStrips protections from every endangered species until Congress passes a resolution of approval, guts protections for species found only within one state’s boundaries, and eliminates citizens’ ability to submit petitions to protect species under the ESANo
2017-04-25Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV); Sen. Rand PaulS. 935Endangered Species Management Self-Determination ActStrips protections from every endangered species until Congress passes a resolution of approval, guts protections for species found only within one state’s boundaries, and eliminates citizens’ ability to submit petitions to protect species under the ESANo
2017-03-27Sen. Michael Enzi (R-WY); Sen John barrasso (R-WI)S. 735State, Tribal, and Local Species Transparency and Recovery ActUndermines the “best available science” standard by automatically deeming tribal, state and county data ‘best available science’ even if it is notNo
2017-03-27Sen. John Barrasso (R-WI)S. 879National Forest Ecosystem Improvement Act of 2017Waives ESA Sec. 7 consultation for forest management activities by making NFMA consultation under 50 CFR 402 sufficient for ESA obligationsNo
2017-03-15Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT); Jon Tester (D-MT)S. 605Litigation Relief for Forest Management Projects ActLegislatively undoes the Cottonwood v. USFS case; Would forego Section 7 consultations when new species are listed or new critical habitat designated, for already-approved land management plansNo
2017-03-13Rep. Jason Smith (R-MO)H.R. 1525Stop Taxpayer Funded Settlements ActPrevents any federal employee from entering into settlements for payment of attorneys’ fees for environmental law cases, including ESA.No
2017-03-09Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID)H.R. 1483Litigation Relief for Forest Management Projects ActLegislatively undoes the Cottonwood v. USFS case; Would forego Section 7 consultations when new species are listed or new critical habitat designated, for already-approved land management plansNo
2017-03-01Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA)H.R. 1269Sacramento Valley Water Storage and Restoration ActTransfers implementation of the ESA from expert agency USFWS to the Bureau of Reclamation for a CA water projectNo
2017-03-01Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA)H.R. 127321st Century Endangered Species Transparency ActRequires that all data used in a listing and delisting determination under the ESA be made available on the internet; overly burdensome to agencyNo
2017-03-01Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA)H.R. 1274State, Tribal, and Local Species Transparency and Recovery ActUndermines the “best available science” standard by deeming tribal, state and county data ‘best available science’ even if it is notNo
2017-02-14Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ); Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)S. 368Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery Plan ActAllows hostile states to intervene in forming the Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery Plan despite the ESA requirement to only use best available scienceNo
2017-02-14Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)S. 375Endangered Species Act Settlement Reform ActRequires the Interior Department to provide public notification of when ESA suits are filed and would set a lower standard for when industry groups can interveneNo
2017-02-14Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)S. 37621st Century Endangered Species Transparency ActRequires that all data used in a listing and delisting determination under the ESA be made available on the internet; overly burdensome to agencyNo
2017-02-07Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK)S. 335Federal Land Freedom ActTransfers oversight of oil and gas leasing of all federal land located in a state to the state; waives the ESA for all oil & gas and energy development activitiesv
2017-02-03Sen. Jim Risch (R-IA)S. 273Greater Sage Grouse Protection and Recovery Act of 2017Allows state governors to block any provisions within the sweeping federal sage grouse conservation plans approved in 2015 that do not conform to state-approved grouse conservation strategies;No
2017-01-27Rep. Pete Olsen (R-TX)H.R. 717Listing Reform ActRequires consideration of economic cost of listing a species under the ESA, despite Sec. 4 best available science requirement; removes mandatory deadlines for listing decisions, leaving candidate species in limboNo
2017-01-18Sen. John barrasso (R-WI); Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN); Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)S. 164A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to reissue the final rules relating to the listing of the gray wolf in the Western Great Lakes and the State of Wyoming under the Endangered Species Act of 1973Reissues the 2011 and 2012 FWS rules to delist wolves the Great lakes (Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan) and Wyoming; preempts judicial reviewNo
2017-01-13Sen. Rob Bishop (R-UT)H.R. 527Greater Sage Grouse Protection and Recovery Act of 2017Allows state governors to block any provisions within the sweeping federal sage grouse conservation plans approved in 2015 that do not conform to state-approved grouse conservation strategiesNo
2017-01-11Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)S.Con.Res.3 (S.Amdt. 151)Rider to the concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2017 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2018 through 2026.Transfers oversight of over 60 million acres of federal lands where sage-grouse are found to Western states; Prevents the FWS from listing the bird for at least 10 yearsNo
2017-01-10Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY); Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN)H.R. 424Gray Wolf State Management Act of 2017Reissues the 2011 and 2012 FWS rules to delist wolves the Great lakes (Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan) and Wyoming; Preempts judicial review No
2017-01-04Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)H.R. 244 (Sect. 114)Rider to the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017Prohibits funds from being used to write or issue rules for the sage-grouse pursuant to the ESA for a year.Yes- Public Law No: 115-31
2017-01-04Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA)H.R. 289Guides and Outfitters Act (“GO”) ActProhibits DOI from charging businesses costs associated with Sec. 7 consultations when applying for special use permitsNo
2017-01-03Rep. Don Young (R-AK)H.R. 200Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act (“FISH”) ActOverrides the ESA by providing that any restriction on fishing restrictions under the ESA must be implemented under this ActNo
2017-01-03Rep. Don Young (R-AK)H.R. 226African Elephant Conservation and Legal Ivory Possession ActAuthorizes the import and export of ivory under the ESA; Makes it more difficult to track illegal ivoryNo
2017-01-03Rep. David Valadao (R-CA)H.R. 23Gaining Responsibility on Water Act of 2017Waives the ESA in water diversion projects in the Sacramento River or the San Joaquin RiversNo
2017-01-03Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV)H.R. 26 (H.Amdt.)Regulations in Need of Scrutiny (“REINS”) Act of 2017 Delays ESA listing of the sage grouse for the next 5 years, until 2021; Invalidates federal management plans if a state has their own plan; preempts judicial reviewNo
2016-12-08Rep. Steve Daines (R-MT); Rep. John Tester (D-MT)S. 3533Litigation Relief for Forest Management Projects ActLegislatively undoes the Cottonwood v. USFS case; Would forego Section 7 consultations when new species are listed or new critical habitat designated, for already-approved land management plansNo
2016-12-05Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA); Rep. Kevin McCarthyS. 612 (Subtitle J)Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) ActRequires for the maximum amt of water to be pumped out of the Sacremento and San Joaquin rivers; Overrides Section 7 consultation requirementsYes- became Public Law 114-322
2016-07-06Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA)H.R. 5538 (Sect. 477)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017Permanently delists all Gray wolves throughout the lower 48 statesNo
2016-07-06Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL)H.R. 5538 (H.Amdt. 116)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017Mandates FWS conduct a study and report to Congress on the status of recovery of gulf sturgeon for the purposed of downlisting or delistingNo
2016-07-06Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM); Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ)H.R. 5538 (Sect. 494)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017Permanently delists the Mexican gray wolf (funding limitation); Blocks portions of the recovery planNo
2016-07-06Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM)H.R. 5538 (Sect. 478)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017Permanently delists the Preble’s meadow jumping mouse from its current endangered statusNo
2016-07-06Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO)H.R. 5538 (Sect. 476)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017Delists the Preble’s meadow jumping mouse from its current listing status (funding limitation)No
2016-07-06Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA)H.R. 5538 (Sect. 496)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017Prevents agencies from paying any legal fees for lawsuit settlements that enforce environmental laws, including the ESA No
2016-07-06Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO)H.R. 5538 (Sect. 475)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017Delists any plant or animal species that has not undergone a periodic 5 year review (which is most of the species given FWS’ backlog)No
2016-07-06Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI)H.R. 5538 (H.Amdt. 61)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017Would prevent plaintiffs from gaining funds from attys fees for work in excess of over $125 per hour for ESA civil suits; redundant and uncessary because the Equal Access to Justice Act already mandates thisNo
2016-06-15Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS)H.R. 5538 (Sect. 445)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017Permanently delists the Lesser prairie chicken; Prohibits the enforcment of its current threatened listingNo
2016-06-15Rep. David Valadao (R-CA)H.R. 5538 (Sect. 447)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017Restricts implentation of two Sect. 7 BiOps which would limt the amount of water being pumped out the CA Bay-Delta estruaryNo
2016-06-15Rep. David Valadao (R-CA)H.R. 5538 (Sec. 448)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017Overrides two Sect. 7 BiOps by requiring water pumping in excess of what is allowed in the BiOps regarding water management in the CA Bay-Delta estruaryNo
2016-06-15Rep. David Valadao (R-CA)H.R. 5538 (Sect. 449)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017Overrides the ESA Sect. 7 consultation with state water rights if consultation interferes with water pumping and water rights.No
2016-06-15Rep. David Valadao (R-CA)H.R. 5538 (Sect. 450)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017Blocks funds to implement the court settlement which restores the San Joaquin River for imperiled fishNo
2016-06-14Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AL)S. 3068 (Sect. 119)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017Reissues the 2011 and 2012 FWS rules to delist wolves the Great lakes (Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan) and Wyoming; Preempts judicial review No
2016-06-14Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AL)S. 3068 (Sect. 115)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017Delays ESA listing for the Greater sage grouse for 1 year (funding limitation)No
2016-06-14Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AL)S. 3068 (Sect. 111)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017Funding limitation to prohibit the enforcement of lesser prairie chicken’s current threatened listing; Unecessary because FWS has a Ct. order to remove the species anywaysNo
2016-05-24Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)H.R. 5538 (Sect. 119)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017Reissues the 2011 and 2012 FWS rules so delist wolves the Great lakes (Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan) and Wyoming; Preempts judicial reviewNo
2016-05-24Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)H.R. 5538 (Sect. 114)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017Delays ESA listing for the Greater sage grouse for 1 year (funding limitation); Transfers 60 million acres of BLM land to statesNo
2016-05-24Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)H.R. 5538 (Sect. 118)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017Weakens ESA protections for salmon and delta smelt in California’s Bay-Delta regionNo
2016-05-24Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)H.R. 5538 (Sect. 118)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017Weakens ESA protections for salmon and delta smelt in California’s Bay-Delta regionNo
2016-05-20Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX)H.Amdts to S. 2012 (Sect. 2104)Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015Exempts the sale, possession, and trade of ivory from the ESANo
2016-05-20Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX)H.Amdts to S. 2012 (Sect. 2201)Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015Reissues the 2011 and 2012 FWS rules to delist wolves the Great lakes (Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan) and Wyoming; Preempts judicial reviewNo
2016-05-20Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX)H.Amdts to S. 2012 (Sect. 2202)Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015Reissues the 2012 FWS rule to delist wolves in Wyoming specificallyNo
2016-05-20Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX)H.Amdts to S. 2012 (Div. C)Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015Permanently overides ESA protections for species in the Bay Delta region to pump the maximum amt of water out of the San Joaquin riverNo
2016-05-18Rep. Blaine Leutkemeyer (R-MO)H.R. 5281Endangered Species Management Self-Determination ActAutomatically removes all ESA protections for all species unless Congress votes to extend protections for each species; Requires state governor approval in order for a species to be listedNo
2016-04-29Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ)S. 2876Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery Plan ActAllows hostile states to intervene in forming the recovery plan despite the requirement for best available scienceNo
2016-04-27Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK)H.R. 4909 (Sect. 2866)Rider to the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2017Permanently delists the American burying beetleNo
2016-04-27Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK)H.R. 4909 (Sect. 2865)Rider to the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2017Permanently delists the lesser prairie chicken; prohibits the enforcement of its current threatened listing; Unecessary because FWS has a Ct. order to remove the species anywaysNo
2016-04-25Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX)H.R. 4909 (Sect. 2864)Rider to the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2017Delays any listing on greater sage grouse for next 10yrs, until 2026; Blocks state management plansNo
2016-04-12Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID)H.R. 5055 (Sect. 204)Rider to Energy and Water Appropriations Bill for FY 2017Maximixes pumping of water to Central CA but blocks reinitiation of Sect. 7 consultationNo
2016-04-12Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID)H.R. 5055 (Sect. 205)Rider to Energy and Water Appropriations Bill for FY 2017Requires water pumping form the Delta far in excess of the maximum levels permitted under 2 ESA BiOps; prohibit implementation of the BiOps if doing so would reduce water supplyNo
2016-04-12Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID)H.R. 5055 (Sect. 206)Rider to Energy and Water Appropriations Bill for FY 2017Precludes implementation of the ESA (Sect. 7) if it affects water rights under CA state lawNo
2016-04-12Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID)H.R. 5055 (Sect. 207)Rider to Energy and Water Appropriations Bill for FY 2017Prohibits funding to carry out the settlement agreement of NRDC vs. Kirk Rogers, which restored water flows in San Joaquin River for endangered fishNo
2016-04-12Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID)H.R. 5055 (Sect. 208)Rider to Energy and Water Appropriations Bill for FY 2017Prohibits funding to maintain flows in any river in CA when there is a droughtNo
2016-03-15Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT)H.R. 4739Greater Sage Grouse Protection and Recovery Act of 2016Delays a potential ESA listing for greater sage-grouse for at least 10 years; Transfers management of 60 million acres where the SG occurs from BLM to the statesNo
2016-02-29Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR)H.R. 1471 (Sect. 311)FEMA Disaster Assistance Reform Act of 2015Would exempt FEMA from complying with consultation requirements of other federal laws, including the ESA in regards to the impacts of the National Flood Insurance ProgramNo
2016-02-26Rep. Reid Ribble (R-WI)H.R. 2406 (Sect. 2001)Sportsmen’s Heritage And Recreational Enhancement (“SHARE”) ActReissues the 2011 and 2012 FWS rulesto delist wolves the Great lakes (Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan) and Wyoming; Preempts judicial reviewNo
2016-02-26Rep. Reid Ribble (R-WI)H.R. 2406 (Sect. 2002)Sportsmen’s Heritage And Recreational Enhancement (“SHARE”) ActReissues the 2012 FWS rule to delist wolves in WyomingNo
2016-02-10Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA)S. 2533California Long-Term Provisions for Water Supply and Short-Term Provisions for Emergency Drought Relief ActWeakens ESA protections for salmon by increasing water flows out of the San Joaquin River; Conflicts with state law, which prohibits the expansion of Shasta Dam to protect salmonNo
2016-02-02Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ)S. 2012 (S.Amdt. 3164)Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015Permanently elists the Mexican gray wolfNo
2016-01-27Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI)S. 659 (Sect. 15)Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015Reissues the 2011 and 2012 FWS rules to delist the n Wyoming and Great Lakes region (Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan); preempts judicial reviewNo
2016-01-27Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI)S. 2012 (S.Amdt. 3034 to S.Amdt. 2953)Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015Prohibits the listing of the long-eared batNo
2016-01-27Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)S. 2012 (S.Amdt. 3027 to S.Amdt. 2953)Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015Bars plaintiff recovery for those who file lawsuits to enforce the ESANo
2016-01-16Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY)S. 659 (Sec. 14)Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015Reissues the 2011 and 2012 FWS rules to delist the n Wyoming and Great Lakes region (Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan); Preempts judicial reviewNo
2016-01-16Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY)S. 659 (Sect. 14)Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015Reissues the 2012 FWS rules to delist wolves Wyoming specificallyNo
2016-01-12Rep. Ken Buck (R-Co)H.R. 4371Article I Consolidated Appropriations Amendments, 2016Reinstates all the ESA delisting riders from FY 2016 omnibus, including rider to bar plaintiff’s attorneys fees under the ESANo
2015-12-11Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME)H.R. 4245To exempt importation and exportation of sea urchins and sea cucumbers from licensing requirements under the Endangered Species ActWould force FWS to propose a rule exempting sea urchins and cucumbers export licensing and licensing requirements under Sect. 9 of the ESANo
2015-11-17Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)S. 2286Catastrophic Wildfire Prevention Act of 2015Requires FWS to do research on the impact of a listing on fossil fuel, timber, and forage loads before listing a speciesNo
2015-11-17Rep. John Fleming (R-LA)H.R. 4034Secure Fence Restoration Act of 2015Waives a slew of environmental laws including the ESA in the construction of a fence along the Southwest borderNo
2015-11-10Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI); Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY)S. 2281A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to reissue final rules relating to listing of the gray wolf in the Western Great Lakes and Wyoming under the Endangered Species ActReissues the 2011 and 2012 FWS rules to delist the n Wyoming and Great Lakes region (Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan); Preempts judicial reviewNo
2015-10-02Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY)H.R.3682 (Sect. 942)Reducing Employer Burdens, Unleashing Innovation, and Labor Development Act of 2015Deems the final 2008 BLM regulations on oil shales as sufficient for satisfying the ESANo
2015-09-09Rep. Lisa Murkowski (R-AR)S. 2011Offshore Production and Energizing National Security Act of 2015Waives incidental take permitsunder the ESA by making an incidental take permit under the Marine Protection Mammal Act sufficient for both lawsNo
2015-07-22Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA)H.R. 3162Endangered Species Recovery Transparency ActEstablishes burdensome reporting requirements about ESA litigationNo
2015-07-16Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT)S. 1769African Elephant Conservation and Legal Ivory Possession Act of 2015Amends Sect. 9 of the ESA to allow for the import of ivory; Makes it more difficult to track illegal ivoryNo
2015-07-16Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA)H.R. 2898 (H.Amdt. 670)Amdt. To the Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015Gives water contractors special applicant rights and influence over the Sect. 7 consultation processNo
2015-07-15Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM)S. 1780Restoring America’s Watersheds Act of 2015Waives the ESA by allowingthe secretary to waive ANY requirement under the ESA by using the Interior Manual on Adaptive Management; Overbroad and vaguely writtenNo
2015-07-13Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT)H.R. 5751Shiras Moose Protection and Recovery ActReissues the 2013 FWS rules to delist the Mexican gray wolf); Preempts judicial reviewNo
2015-07-08Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN)H.R. 2822 (H.Amdt. 634)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2016Prohibits USFWS to use funds to enforce the ESA with respect to the musselsNo
2015-07-08Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA)H.R. 2822 (H.Amdt. 633)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2016Would take away funds to pay legal fees for consent decrees to plaintiffs who sue to enforce the ESA, CAA, and CWANo
2015-07-08Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO)H.R. 2822 (H.Amdt. 628)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2016Defunds any listing of plant or animal that has not undergone a status review first; contravenes the requirements of the ESANo
2015-07-08Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA)H.R. 2822 (H.Amdt. 635)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2016Would prevent plaintiffs from gaining funds from attys fees for work in excess of over $125 per hour for ESA civil suits; Redundant and uncessary because the Equal Access to Justice Act already mandates thisNo
2015-07-07Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS) and Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK)H.R. 2822 (H.Amdt. 615)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2016Permanently delists the lesser prairie chicken; prohibits the enforcement of its current threatened listingNo
2015-07-07Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA)H.R. 2822 (H.Amdt. 626)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2016Prevents funding for any attempts to list the bat under the ESANo
2015-07-07Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO)H.R. 2822 (H.Amdt. 627)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2016Delists the preble’s meadow jumping mouse from its current listing statusNo
2015-07-07Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ)H.R. 2822 (H.Amdt. 581)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2016Would defund any attempts to list the sonoran desert tortoise under the ESANo
2015-06-25Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ)H.R. 2910Mexican Wolf Transparency and Accountability ActPermanently delists the Mexican gray wolfNo
2015-06-25Rep. David Valadao (R-CA)H.R. 2898Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015Permanently overides ESA protections for species in the Bay Delta region to pump the maximum amt of water out of the San Joaquin riverNo
2015-06-25Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY)S. 1691National Forest Ecosystem Improvement Act of 2015Bypasses Sect. 7 consultation by deeming alternative consultation under FIFRA as achieving complianceNo
2015-06-24Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA)H.R. 2822 (H. Amdt. 19)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2016Permanently removes protections from Gray wolves in Washington, Oregon, UtahNo
2015-06-24Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV)H.R. 2822 (H.Amdt. 16)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2016Would take away funding to manage sage grouse habitat or implement the Great Basin Region Greater Sage-Grouse Proposed Land Use Plan AmendmentsNo
2015-06-23Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AL)S. 1645 (Sect. 110)Rider to Dept. of the Interior & Environment Homeland Security Appropriations Bill for FY 2016Reissues the 2011 and 2012 FWS rules to delist the Wyoming and Great Lakes region (Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan); preempts judicial reviewNo
2015-06-23Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AL)S. 1645 (Sect. 119)Rider to Dept. of the Interior & Environment Homeland Security Appropriations Bill for FY 2016Delays a potential sage grouse listing for 1 yearYes- became Public Law No: 114-113; H.R.2029
2015-06-23Sen. Jerry Moran (R-AL)S. 1645 (Sect. 128)Rider to Dept. of the Interior & Environment Homeland Security Appropriations Bill for FY 2016Permanently delists the lesser prairie chicken from its threatened status and blocks federal funding to relist itNo
2015-06-23Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS)H.R. 2822 (H.Amdt. 3)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2016Permanently delists the lesser prairie chicken from its threatened statusNo
2015-06-11Rep. Michael Conaway (R-TX)H.R. 2735Accountable Recovery ActAmends the ESA to require specific numerical recovery goals despite the best available science; automatically delists a species if Secretary does not respond to a petition alleging those numerical goals have been metNo
2015-06-09Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)H.R. 2822 (Sect. 120)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2016Defunds any regulations which regulates the importation of ivoryNo
2015-06-09Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)H.R. 2822 (Sect. 121)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2016Reissues the 2011 and 2012 FWS rules to delist wolves in Wyoming and Great Lakes region (Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan); Preempts judicial reviewNo
2015-06-09Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)H.R. 2822 (Sect. 117)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2016Delays greater sage-grouse listing for one yearYes- became Public Law No: 114-113; H.R.2029
2015-06-09Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)H.R. 2822 (Sect. 122)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2016Expands the Sect. 4(d) rule for northern long-eared bat to exempt incidental take caused by any industry activityNo
2015-06-05Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)H.R. 1735 (S. Amdt. 1633)Rider to National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2016Would exempt the Secretaries of Interior and agriculture from complying with the ESA within 100 miles of any border, land, or seaNo- vetoed by Pres. Obama
2015-06-04Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO)H.R.1735 (S.Amdt. 1709 to S.Amdt. 1463)Rider to National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2016Delays listing of greater sage grouse for 6 yearsNo- vetoed by Pres. Obama
2015-06-04Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)H.R. 1735 (S.Amdt. 1687 to S.Amdt. 1473)Rider to National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2016Prevents ESA listing for Greater sage grouse until 2021; Permenently delists the American burying beetle and lesser prairie chickenNo- vetoed by Pres. Obama
2015-06-03Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA)H.R. 2578 (H.Amdt. 354)Rider to Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2016Prohibit NMFS from implementing recovery plans for salmon/steelhead in Central Valley CA if those recovery plans don’t address predation. There is little scientific evidence showing that such measures can effectively increase salmon populations
No
2015-05-19Rep. Robert Wittman (R-VA)H.R. 2406 (Sec. 1003)Sportsmen’s Heritage And Recreational Enhancement (“SHARE” Act Amends Sect. 9 of the ESA to allow for the import of ivory; Makes it more difficult to track illegal ivoryNo
2015-05-19Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)S. 1376 (Sect. 313)Rider to National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2016Allows incidental take of California southern sea otter during the course of military readiness activitiesNo- vetoed by Pres. Obama
2015-05-15Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-TX)H.R. 2352The State, Tribal, and Local Species Transparency and Recovery ActUndermines the “best available science” standard for listing species under the ESA by deeming that any information submitted by a State, tribe or county government is the “best available” science for use in a listing decisionNo
2015-05-14Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK)H.R. 1735 (H.Amdt. 230)Rider to National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2016Prohibits the lesser prairie-chicken from being protected under the ESA until at least 2021; Permanently removes ESA protection for the American burying beetle nationwideNo- vetoed by Pres. Obama
2015-05-14Rep. Paul Labrador (R-ID)H.R. 2316Self-Sufficient Community Lands ActSubjects federal forest land to state and private management instead of the ESANo
2015-05-05Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX)H.R. 1735 (Sect. 312)Rider to National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2016Allows incidental take of California southern sea otter during the course of military readiness activitiesNo- vetoed by Pres. Obama
2015-05-04Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)S. 1142Native Species Protection ActEliminates ESA protections for over 800 species that are “intrastate” species found only within one state.No
2015-05-01Rep. Tom Mclintock (R-CA)H.R. 2028 (H.Amdt. 208)Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act of 2017Forbids funding from being used to purchase water to supplement or enhance instream flow requirements in California mandated by the ESA
2015-04-30Rep. Pete Olson (R-Texas)H.R. 2134Listing Reform ActBlock plaintiff’s lawsuits from setting deadlines for DOI to decide on whether or not to list species under the ESA; Also innapropriately allows DOI o take the economic cost of a listing decision into accountNo
2015-04-29Rep. Eric Crawford (R-AR)H.R. 2098To amend the Endangered Species Act to require the Secretary of the Interior to publish and make available for public comment a draft economic analysis at the time a proposed rule to designate critical habitat is publishedRequires the Interior secretary to publish and make available for public comment a draft economic analysis for any proposals to set aside critical habitat; Limits federal actions needed to sustain plants and animals listed under the ESANo
2015-04-29Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI)H.R. 2109Endangered Species Litigation Reasonableness ActLimits attorney’s fees for successful citizen plaintiff who enforce the requirements of the ESA to protect speciesNo
2015-04-28Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)S. 1118 (Sect. 304)Rider to National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2016Allows incidental take of California southern sea otter during the course of military readiness activitiesNo- vetoed by Pres. Obama
2015-04-23Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA)H.R. 1985Pacific Northwest Gray Wolf Management Act of 2015Delists the Pactific NW population of gray wolves in WA, Utah, and Oregon, and return management authority for the species back to the individual statesNo
2015-04-23Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT)H.R. 1997Sage-Grouse Protection and Conservation ActDelays an ESA listing for greater sage-grouse for at least 6 yearsNo
2015-04-22Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO)S. 1036Sage-Grouse Protection and Conservation ActPrevents ESA listing of the Greater Sage-Grouse for 6years; reverts Gunnison Sage-Grouse from threatened status to candidate; Cedes sage grouse management to the states and states do not have to abide by the best available scienceNo
2015-04-22Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT)H.R. 1735 (Sect. 2862)Rider to National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2016Delays ESA listing for the sage grouse for 10yrs, until 2025; Invalidates federal management plans if a state has their own planNo- vetoed by Pres. Obama
2015-03-27Sen. John Thune (R-SD)S.Con.Res.11 (S.Amdt. 422)Buget Resolution for Fiscal Years 2017-2025Indefinitely delays ESA listing for the northern long-eared batNo
2015-03-26Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT)S.Con.Res.11 (S.Amdt. 606)Buget Resolution for Fiscal Years 2017-2025Allows for the continued import and export of ivory, which undermines conservation efforts and makes it more difficult to track illegal ivoryNo
2015-03-26Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR)S.Con.Res.11 (S.Amdt. 659)Buget Resolution for Fiscal Years 2017-2025Requires cumulative economic effects analysis into designation of critical habitatNo
2015-03-26Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)S.Con.Res.11 (S.Amdt. 759)Buget Resolution for Fiscal Years 2017-2025Establishes funding neutral reserve fund fior all “intrastate” species found only within one stateNo
2015-03-26Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY)H.R. 166721st Century Endangered Species Transparency ActRequires all information used in a listing determination to be published onlineNo
2015-03-25Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)S.Con.Res.11 (S.Amdt. 861)Buget Resolution for Fiscal Years 2017-2025Undermines the ability of citizens to enforce the ESA by restricting citizens’ ability to recover litigation costsNo
2015-03-24Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV)S.Con.Res.11 (S.Amdt. 452)Buget Resolution for Fiscal Years 2017-2025Prohibits listing of greater sage-grouse under ESA indefinitelyNo
2015-03-24Rep. Kristi L. Noem (R-SD)H.R. 1589To prohibit the use of funds by the Secretary of the Interior to make a final determination on the listing of the northern long-eared bat under the Endangered Species ActProhibits the protection of the northern long-eared bat under the ESA indefinitelyNo
2015-03-24Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)S. 855Endangered Species Management Self-Determination ActAutomatically removes all ESA protections for all species unless Congress votes to extend protections for each species; Requires state governor approval in order for a species to be listedNo
2015-03-24Sen. Mike Rounds (R-SD)S.Con.Res.11 (S.Amdt. 412)Buget Resolution for Fiscal Years 2017-2025Undermines the ability of citizens to enforce violations of the ESANo
2015-03-24Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK)S.Con.Res.11 (S.Amdt. 497)Buget Resolution for Fiscal Years 2017-2025Defers “conservation planning and implementation” from the federal govt. to states and local govtNo
2015-03-18Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)S. 791American Energy Renaissance Act of 2015Exempts virtually all energy development projects from the requirements of the ESA to protect listed speciesNo
2015-03-17Rep. Jim Bridenstine Jim (R-OK)H.R. 1487American Energy Renaissance Act of 2015Exempts virtually all energy development projects from the requirements of the ESA to protect listed speciesNo
2015-03-12Sen. Michael Enzi (R-WY)S. 736State, Tribal, and Local Species Transparency and Recovery ActUndermines the “best available science” standard for listing species under the ESA by deeming that any information submitted by a State, tribe or county government is the “best available” science for use in a listing decisionNo
2015-03-04Sen. John Thune (R-SD)S. 655A bill to prohibit the use of funds by the Secretary of the Interior to make a final determination on the listing of the northern long-eared bat under the Endangered Species ActProhibits the protection of the northern long-eared bat under the ESA indefinitely.No
2015-03-04Rep. Don Young (R-AK)H.R. 1335Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management ActOverrides the ESA by providing that any restriction on fishing restrictions under the ESA must be implemented under this actNo
2015-02-12Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK)S. 490Federal Land Freedom Act of 2015Waives the ESA for state oil & gas explorationsNo
2015-02-11Rep. Reid Ribbl (R-WI)H.R. 884To direct the Secretary of the Interior to reissue final rules relating to listing of the gray wolf in the Western Great Lakes and Wyoming under the Endangered Species ActPermanently removes all ESA protections Gray wolves in Wyoming and Great Lakes region ( Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan)No
2015-02-11Rep. Diane Black (R-TN)H.R. 866Federal Land Freedom Act of 2015Waives the ESA for state oil & gas explorationsNo
2015-02-10Rep. John Kline (R-MN)H.R. 843Western Great Lakes Wolf Management Act of 2015Permanently delists the gray wolf in three states in the Great Lakes region– Minnesota, Wisconsin, and MichiganNo
2015-02-03Rep. Don Young (R-AK)H.R. 697African Elephant Conservation and Legal Ivory Possession Act of 2015Authorizes for the import and export of ivory under the ESA; makes it more difficult to track illegal ivoryNo
2015-02-02Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK)H.R. 659Lesser Prairie Chicken Voluntary Recovery Act of 2015Removes ESA protection for the lesser prairie chicken as threatened unitl at least 2020No
2015-01-28Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)S. 29221st Century Endangered Species Transparency ActRequires that all data used in a listing determination under the ESA be made available on the internet, even if such data increases poaching or collecting risk to such speciesNo
2015-01-28Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)S. 293A bill to amend the Endangered Species Act to establish a procedure for approval of certain settlementsWould make it harder for those suing to enforce ESA to settle their cases and recover attorneys feesNo
2015-01-28Rep. Bill Flores (R-TX)H.R. 585To amend the Endangered Species Act to establish a procedure for approval of certain settlementsReplaces the current standard for awarding court costs in citizen suits; makes it harder for prevailing parties enforcing the ESA to regain attorneys feesNo
2015-01-27Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI)S. 1 (S.Amdt. 244)Keystone XL Pipeline Approval ActPrevents FWS from listing the northern long-eared bat as an endangered species under the ESANo- vetoed by Pres. Obama
2015-01-27Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI)S.1 (S.Amdt. 243)Keystone XL Pipeline Approval ActPrevents FWS from listing the northern long-eared bat as an endangered species under the ESANo- vetoed by Pres. Obama
2015-01-22Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS)S. 1 (S.Amdt. 73 to S.Amdt. 2)  Keystone XL Pipeline Approval ActDelists the lesser prairie-chicken as a threatened species under the ESA and prevent future listings.No- vetoed by Pres. Obama
2015-01-21Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI)S. 208Secure Our Borders First Act 2015Waives all provisions of the ESA within 100 mi from the borderNo
2015-01-21Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX)H.R. 399Secure Our Borders First Act 2015Waives all provisions of the ESA within 100 mi from the borderNo
2015-01-20Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)S. 1 (S.Amdt. 33 to S.Amdt. 2)Keystone XL Pipeline Approval ActRestricts citizens’ ability to recover litigation costs under the ESANo- vetoed by Pres. Obama
2015-01-13Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)S. 1 (S.Amdt. 34 to S.Amdt. 2)Keystone XL Pipeline Approval ActEstablishes burdensome reporting requirements about ESA litigation; makes it more difficult for prevailing plaintiffs enforcing the Act to gain back attorneys feesNo- vetoed by Pres. Obama
2015-01-07Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV)S. 112Common Sense in Species Protection Act of 2014Requires that an area be excluded from a critical habitat designations whenever the benefits of exclusion outweigh the benefits of including the areaNo
2015-01-06Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND)S. 1Keystone XL Pipeline Approval ActAllows Keystone pipeline to be constructed regardless of amount of harm or deaths of American burying beetleNo- vetoed by Pres. Obama
2015-01-06Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND)H.R. 3Keystone XL Pipeline ActAllows Keystone pipeline to be constructed regardless of amount of harm or deaths of American burying beetle.No- vetoed by Pres. Obama
2014-12-11Rep. Don Young (R-AK)H.R. 5886African Elephant Conservation and Legal Ivory Possession Act of 2014Authorizes for the import and export of ivory under the ESA; makes it more difficult to track illegal ivoryNo
2014-12-02Rep. David Valadao (R-CA)H.R. 5781California Emergency Drought Relief Act of 2014Would pump water out of San Juaquin River/CA’s central valley without regard to ESANo
2014-09-15Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE)H.R. 2 (Sect. 105)American Energy Solutions for Lower Costs and More American Jobs ActAllows Keystone pipeline to be constructed regardless of amount of harm or deaths of American burying beetleNo
2014-07-31Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)S. 2748Endangered Species Litigation Reasonableness ActReplaces the current standard for awarding court costs in citizen suits; Makes it harder for prevailing parties enforcing the ESA to regain attorneys feesNo
2014-07-31Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)S. 2752Endangered Species Recovery Transparency ActRequires DOI to make available online a searchable database detailing federal expenditures for civil actions brought under the ESANo
2014-07-31Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR)S. 2729Private Landowner Protection Act of 2014Requires that an area be excluded from a critical habitat designations whenever the benefits of exclusion outweigh the benefits of including the areaNo
2014-07-31Rep. Michael Conaway (R-TX)H.R. 5329Accountable Recovery ActRequires recovery plans to be completed at the same time a species is protected; Automatically removes ESA protections if government fails to respond to a petition regarding the delisting of a species within 30 days of receipt of such petition.No
2014-07-29Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK)S. 2678American Burying Beetle Relief Act of 2014Permanently removes all ESA protections for the American burying beetle nationwideNo
2014-07-29Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK)S. 2677Lesser Prairie Chicken Voluntary Recovery Act of 2014Removes the lesser prairie-chicken from the list of threatened species under ESA  for 5yrsNo
2014-07-23Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)H.R. 5171 (Sect. 115)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2015Defunds any regulations which regulates the importation of ivoryNo
2014-07-23Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)H.R. 5171 (Sect. 117)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2015Prevents any proposed or final listing to protect the greater sage-grouse or Gunnison sage-grouse under ESA in 2015Yes- Incorporated into H.R. 83; Became Public Law No: 113-235
2014-07-23Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)H.R. 5171 (Sect. 118)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2015Requires FWS to submit economical analysis of recovery plan and submit it for public comment and review under the ESA by 2015 in response to the 2014 listingsNo
2014-07-23Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)H.R. 5171 (Sect. 116)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2015Defunds any study for the beetle or final rule to change the status of the beetle unde the ESAYes- became Public Law 113-235
2014-07-23Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)H.R. 5171Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2015Allows for FWS to redirect funding that has been allocated to the ESA program into the Fish and Aquatic Conservation Account but not the reverseNo
2014-07-22Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)S. 263521st Century Endangered Species Transparency ActRequires that all data used in a listing determination under the ESA be made available on the internet, even if such data increases poaching or collecting risk to such speciesNo
2014-07-17Sen. Michael Enzi (R-WY)S. 2630A bill to amend the ESA to require disclosure to States of the basis of determinations under such Act, to ensure use of information provided by State, tribal, and county governments in decisionmaking under such Act Undermines the “best available science” standard for listing species under the ESA by deeming that any information submitted by a State, tribe or county government is the “best available” science for use in a listing decisionNo
2014-07-10Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN)S. 2587Lawful Ivory Protection Act of 2014Amends the ESA to allow ivory imports; undermines conservation of the African elephantNo
2014-07-10Rep. Steve Daines (R-MT)H.R. 5052Lawful Ivory Protection Act of 2014Amends Section 11 of the ESA to allow for the continued import and export of ivory, makes it more difficult to track illegal ivoryNo
2014-07-09Sen. John Walsh (D-MT)S. 2575Sage Grouse Accountability and Private Conservation Act of 2014Requires DOI to prepare a report on the status of greater sage-grouse conservation efforts under the ESA for accountability to benefit farmers, ranchers, and developersNo
2014-06-12Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK)H.R. 4866Lesser Prairie Chicken Voluntary Recovery Act of 2014Removes the lesser prairie chicken from the list of threatened species under ESA  for a period of 5yrs to allow the state-driven conservation plans to take affectNo
2014-06-02Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI)S. 2410 (Sect. 353)Rider to National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2015Allows incidental take of California southern sea otter during the course of military readiness activitiesYes- became Public Law 113-291
2014-05-22Sen. Michael Enzi (R-WY)S. 2394Sage Grouse Protection and Conservation ActWould delay ESA listing for greater sage-grouse and Gunnison sage-grouse for at least 10 yearsNo
2014-05-22Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO)H.R. 4716Sage Grouse Protection and Conservation ActWould delay ESA listing for greater sage-grouse and Gunnison sage-grouse for at least 10 yearsNo
2014-05-15Rep. Doc Hastings (R-WA)H.R. 4660 (H.Amdt. 270)Rider to Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2015Prohibits funding to establish minimum riparian buffer zones for salmon under the Pacific Coast Recovery ActYes- became Public Law 113-235
2014-05-05Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI)S. 2289 (Sect. 315)Rider to National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2015Allows incidental take of California southern sea otter during the course of military readiness activitiesNo
2014-05-01Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND)S. 2280A bill to approve the Keystone XL PipelineAllows Keystone pipeline to be constructed regardless of amount of harm or deaths of American burying beetleNo
2014-04-08Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV)H.R. 4419Sage-Grouse and Endangered Species Conservation and Protection ActDelays an ESA listing for greater sage-grouse for 5 years along with all species, amonst other thingsNo
2014-03-27Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-TX)H.R. 4317State, Tribal, and Local Species Transparency and Recovery ActUndermines the “best available science” standard for listing species under the ESA by deeming that any information submitted by a State, tribe or county government is the “best available” science for use in a listing decisionNo
2014-03-27Rep. Eric Crawford (R-AR)H.R. 4319Common Sense in Species Protection Act of 2014Requires that the economic analysis of designating critical habitat includes the cost of listing and protecting such species under the ESANo
2014-03-27Rep. Doc Hastings (R-WA)H.R. 4315Endangered Species Transparency and Reasonableness ActRequires that all data used in a listing determination under the ESA be made available on the internet, even if such data increases poaching or collecting risk to such species; requires publication of ESA lawsuits filed; replaces EAJA fees in prevailing citizen suits with a lower standardNo
2014-03-27Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY)H.R. 4316Endangered Species Recovery Transparency ActRequires DOI to submit an annual report detailing federal expenditures for civil actions brought under the ESANo
2014-03-27Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI)H.R. 4318Endangered Species Litigation Reasonableness ActReplaces the current standard for awarding court costs in citizen suits; makes it harder for prevailing parties enforcing the ESA to regain attorneys feesNo
2014-03-26Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA)H.R. 4304Jumpstarting Opportunities with Bold Solutions ActAllows Keystone pipeline to be constructed regardless of amount of harm or deaths of American burying beetle.No
2014-03-24Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-TX)H.R. 4284ESA Improvement Act of 2014Requires that the federal government count all individuals of a species on both public and private lands in determining whether a species is meeting recovery objectivesNo
2014-03-24Rep. Doc Hastings (R-WA)H.R. 4742Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management ActOverrides the ESA by providing that any restriction on fishing restrictions under the ESA must be implemented under this ActNo
2014-03-19Rep. John Carter (R-TX)H.R. 3547 (Sect. 127)Consolidated Appropriations Act for FY 2014Exempts trophy hunters from ESA requirement to receive individual permits to hunt three species of endangered antelope in captive ranches inside the United StatesYes- Became Public Law No: 113-76
2014-03-16Rep. Tom Mclintock (R-CA)H.R. 1668Save Our Water ActWould suspend the ESA for water management in particular river basins when the Secretary of the Interior, Secretary of the Army, or the Governor of the relevant state declares there is a droughtNo
2014-03-14Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT)H.R. 4256Endangered Species Improvement Act of 2014Requires that the federal government count all individuals of a species on both public and private lands in determining whether a species is meeting recovery objectivesNo
2014-03-05Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR)S. 2084Community Protection Act of 2014Requires that when critical habitat is proposed, a quantitative economic analysis, including impacts on employment and changes in revenues to States, be made available for public commentNo
2014-02-11Rep. Jim Costa (D-CA)H.R. 4039California Emergency Drought Relief Act of 2014Requires the Bureau of Reclamation to complete all requirements under NEPA and ESA necessary to make final permit decisions on water transfer requests; Pumps water out of San Juaquin River/CA’s central valley without regard to the ESANo
2014-01-29Rep. David Valadao (R-CA)H.R. 3964Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Emergency Water Delivery ActRepeals the San Joaquin river restoration settlement; Allows for water transfers without consideration of impacts to ESA-protected speciesNo
2014-01-16Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC)H.R. 3895Energy Exploration and Production to Achieve National Demand ActAllows Keystone pipeline to be constructed regardless of amount of harm or deaths of American burying beetle.No
2013-12-11Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA)H.R. 3703Approve the Pipeline Now ActAllows Keystone pipeline to be constructed regardless of amount of harm or deaths of American burying beetleNo
2013-11-20Rep. Steve King (R-IA)H.R. 2609 (H.Amdt. 311)Rider to Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2014Prevents the Army Corps of Engineers from implementing measures to ensure the survival of the endangered pallid sturgeonNo
2013-11-19Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY), Mike Lee (R-UT) and Dean Heller (R-NV) S. 1731Endangered Species Management Self-Determination ActUndermines the “best available science” standard for listing species under the ESA by requiring the consent of the Governor of a State in which the species is presentNo
2013-11-19Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV)H.R. 3533Endangered Species Management Self-Determination ActUndermines the “best available science” standard for listing species under the ESA by requiring the consent of the Governor of a State in which the species is presentNo
2013-08-01Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)S. 1479Catastrophic Wildfire Prevention Act of 2013Truncates Sect. 7 consultation process for certain types of logging projects on public lands, thereby reducing protections to endangered species in those areasNo
2013-07-25Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH)H.R. 2824Preventing Government Waste and Protecting Coal Mining Jobs in AmericaCodifies a 2008 surface coal mining regulation that eliminated stream-protection buffer zones, deems the regulation compliant withe the ESA. In 2007, a federal court held that the rule was illegal for failing to comply with the ESANo
2013-07-11Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL)H.R. 2674Job Creation Act of 2013Allows Keystone pipeline to be constructed regardless of amount of harm or deaths of American burying beetle.No
2013-07-10Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK)H.R. 2642 (Sect. 2610)Rider to Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013 (“Farm Bill”)Requires economic impact analysis of conservation programs of the lesser prarie chicken conservationYES- Became Public Law No: 113-79
2013-07-10Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK)H.R. 2642 (Sect. 9012)Rider to Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013 (“Farm Bill”)Prevents implementation of any conservation measure in a biological opinion designed to address impacts of pesticides on endangered species.No
2013-05-09Rep. Jim Costa (D-CA)H.R. 1927More Water and Security for Californians ActMandates that no biological opinion can alter/modify/stop water deliveries in the California bay deltaNo
2013-05-07Rep. Don Young (R-AK)H.R. 1866Enhancement of Species Survival ActAllow for importation of ESA-protected foreign species that are a sport-hunted trophy that complies with the requirements of CITES; Undermines overall enforcement tools to address poaching by facilitating trade in endangered speciesNo
2013-03-21Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ)H.R. 1345Catastrophic Wildfire Prevention Act of 2013Truncates Sect. 7 consultation process for certain types of logging projects on public lands, thereby reducing protections to endangered species in those areasNo
2013-03-21Rep. Bill Flores (R-TX)H.R. 1314To amend the Endangered Species Act to establish a procedure for approval of certain settlementsAllows for intervention in legal settlement for industry, States, and other parties; Raises thresholds for successful citizen plaintiffs enforcing requirements of ESA to receive attorneys feesNo
2013-03-15Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE)H.R. 3Northern Route Approval ActAllows Keystone pipeline to be constructed regardless of amount of harm or deaths of American burying beetleNo
2013-03-14Rep. Howard McKeon (R-CA)H.R. 1960 (Sect. 320)Rider to National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2014Allows incidental take of California southern sea otter during the course of military readiness activitiesNo
2013-03-07Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC)S. 486Preserving Public Access to Cape Hatteras Beaches ActProhibits implementation of rule designed to protect nesting piping plovers and their critical habitat at the Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreation Area from motorized recreational vehiclesNo
2013-02-27Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)S.19Endangered Species Act Settlement Reform ActAmends the ESA to allow any corporation to intervene in any legal settlement to protect species under the ESANo
2013-02-27Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)S. 17Energy Production and Project Delivery Act of 2013Prohibit consideration of greenhouse gases for any endangered species; Amends the ESA to create an exemption for take in certain situationsNo
2013-02-26Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC)H.R. 819Preserving Access to Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area ActProhibits implementation of rule designed to protect nesting piping plovers and their critical habitat at the Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreation Area from motorized recreational vehiclesNo
2013-02-06Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX)H.R. 576Save Endangered Species Act of 2013Exempts trophy hunters from ESA requirement to receive individual permits to hunt three species of endangered antelope in captive ranches inside the United StatesNo
2012-07-26Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)S. 3446Salamander Community Conservation ActPrevents the listing of four central Texas salamander species as threatened or endangered under the ESANo
2012-07-26Rep. John Carter (R-TX)H.R. 6219Salamander Community Conservation ActPrevents the listing of four central Texas salamander species as threatened or endangered under the ESANo
2012-07-26Rep. John Carter (R-TX)H.R. 6091 (Sect. 423)Rider to the Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2013Exempts trophy hunters from ESA requirement to receive individual permits to hunt three species of endangered antelope in captive ranches inside the United StatesNo
2012-05-24Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)S.2340 (S.Amdt. 2404)Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012 (“Farm Bill”)Requires economic impacts of listing a species as endangered or threatened under the ESA or designating its critical habitatNo
2012-02-14Rep. Doc Hastings (R-WA)H.R. 4019Federal Forests County Revenue, Schools, and Jobs Act of 2012Would exempt several types of logging and forestry projects from the requirements of the ESANo
2011-11-17Rep. Dan Benishek (R-MI)H.R.3453State Management of Recovered Wolves ActAllows States to conduct lethal control of wolves to protect ranchers from wolf depredations in any State where wolf population exceeds a recovery goalNo
2011-11-08Rep. Scott McInnis (R-CO)H.R.3259To amend the Endangered Species Act to authorize Federal agencies to promptly respond to emergencies involving the health and safety of persons, in the same manner as such authority is available under the Wilderness Act Waives all ESA requirements for emergencies agency actions that involves or will likely involve the health and safety of peopleNo
2011-09-20Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT)S. 1580Protecting Public Safety and Sacred Sites from the Utah Prairie Dog Act of 2011Expands ability of private or State entities to kill or injure Utah prairie dogs in cemetaries and airports without a permitNo
2011-09-20Rep. Jim Matheson (D-UT)H.R. 2973Protecting Public Safety and Sacred Sites from the Utah Prairie Dog Act of 2011Expands ability of private or State entities to kill or injure Utah prairie dogs in cemetaries and airports without a permitNo
2011-09-14Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID)S. 1552To amend the Endangered Species Act to provide an exception to that Act for actions carried out against grizzly bears in self-defense, defense of others, or a reasonable belief of imminent dangerProhibits prosecution of individuals that kill or injury grizzly bears when do so for reasons of self defenseNo
2011-09-14Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID)H.R. 2929To amend the Endangered Species Act to provide an exception to that Act for actions carried out against grizzly bears in self-defense, defense of others, or a reasonable belief of imminent danger Prohibits prosecution of individuals that kill or injury grizzly bears when do so for reasons of self defenseNo
2011-07-25Rep. Richard Nugent (R-FL)H.R. 2584 (H.Amdt. 42)Rider to the Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2012Prevents the implementation of a boat speed-reduction rule designed to protect manatee in Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, FloridaNo
2011-07-19Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID); Rep. John Tester (D-MT)H.R. 2584Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for 2012 Eliminated all funding to list any species as threatened or endangered or to designate critical habitat for any species for fiscal year 2012 (“Extinction Rider”)No
2011-07-05Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID)H.R. 2584 (Sect. 119)Rider to the Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2012Prohibits ESA protections of gray wolf in Wyoming or in the Western Great Lakes statesNo
2011-06-08Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK)S.782 (S.Amdt. 429)Amdt. to the Economic Development Revitalization Act of 2011Prohibits protection of lesser prairie-chicken as a threatened or endangered speciesNo
2011-06-07Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)S. 782 (S.Amdt. 397)Amdt. to the Economic Development Revitalization Act of 2011Prohibits protection of dunes sagebrush lizard as a threatened or endangered speciesNo
2011-05-11Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA)H.R. 1837Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Water Reliability Act (aka “State Water Rights Repeal Act”)Rolls back ESA protections for all species impacted by the Central Valley and California State Water Projects by mandating that all ESA requirements are already met; blocks BiOps that are more restrictive than the 1994 Bay Delta AccordNo
2011-05-10Rep. Frank Guinta (R-NH)H.R. 1806Bluefin Tuna Fishermen Employment Preservation ActProhibit protection of the Bluefin tuna as an endangered or threatened species under the ESA.No
2011-05-10Rep. Candace Miller (R-MI)H.R. 1819State Wildlife Management ActProhibits ESA protections for gray wolves in the Western Great Lakes, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada and the Northern Rockies No
2011-05-04Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)H.R. 1719Endangered Species Compliance and Transparency Act of 2011Requires the Administrator of each of the Bonneville Power Administration to put on each customer’s electricity bill the cost to implement the ESANo
2011-04-13Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT)H.R. 1505National Security and Federal Lands Protection ActExempts the Secretary of Homeland Security from complying with all provisions of the ESA for any activities needed to achieve operational control of the U.S. borderNo
2011-04-12Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) and Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID)H.R. 1473 (Sec. 1713)Rider to Dept. of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act for FY 2011Delists the Rocky Mountain Distinct Population Segment of gray wolf within Idaho, Montana, eastern Washington, eastern Oregon, and a portion of Utah (“the Wolf Rider”)Yes- Became Public Law No: 112-10
2011-03-31Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT)H.R. 1287Domestic Jobs, Domestic Energy, and Deficit Reduction Act of 2011Prohibits consideration of greenhouse gases in implementing of the ESA, exempts States from compliance with ESA during state-declared emergenciesNo
2011-03-30Rep. Jim Costa (D-CA)H.R. 1251Drought Relief Act (aka “More Water for the Valley Act”)Mandates that no biological opinion can alter/modify/stop water deliveries in the California bay deltaNo
2011-03-17Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM)H.R. 1202To restart jobs in the timber industry by providing for the protection of the Mexican Spotted Owl in sanctuariesWould require agencies to remove all Mexican spotted owls from the wild and put them into captive “sanctuaries”No
2011-03-11Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)S. 706Domestic Jobs, Domestic Energy, and Deficit Reduction Act of 2011Prohibits consideration of greenhouse gases in implementing of the ESA, exempts States from compliance with ESA during state-declared emergenciesNo
2011-03-11Rep. Joe Baca (D-CA)H.R. 1042The Discredit Eternal Listing Inequality of Species Takings Act (“DELIST”) ActRequires that a species must be deemed “extinct” if its population has not “substantially increased” within 15 years of the date it was listed under the Act No
2011-02-28Rep. John Kline (R-MN)H.R. 838Western Great Lakes Wolf Management Act of 2011Prohibits any wolf species in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan from being protected as endangered or threatened under the ESANo
2011-02-16Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY)H.R. 2584 (H.Amdt. 194)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2012Prohibits protection of gray wolf in Idaho, Montana, and parts of Washington, Oregon, and Utah, as well as Minnesota, Wisconsin and MichiganNo
2011-02-11Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM)H.R. 1 (H.Amdt. 342)Rider to the Full Year Continuing Appropriations Act for FY 2011Cuts all funding to the Mexican gray wolf recovery programNo
2011-02-11Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KT)H.R. 1 (Sec. 1475a-b)Rider to the Full Year Continuing Appropriations Act for FY 2011Blocks the implementation of 2 BiOps for salmon and delta smelt; Prohibits the court settlement which restores the flow of the San Joaquin River and DOI from completing the envr. review of the impact of removing 4 dams on the Klamouth river to restore salmon populationsNo
2011-02-10Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT)S. 321Delisting Gray Wolves to Restore State Management Act of 2011Delists the Rocky Mountain Distinct Population Segment of gray wolf within Idaho, Montana, eastern Washington, eastern Oregon, and a portion of UtahNo
2011-02-01Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT)S. 249The American Big Game and Livestock Protection ActProhibits protecting the gray wolf as either threatened or endangered nationwideNo
2011-01-26Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-MT)H.R. 509To amend the Endangered Species Act to provide that Act shall not apply to the gray wolfProhibits protecting the gray wolf as either threatened or endangered nationwideNo
2011-01-26Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-MT)H.R. 510Idaho and Montana Wolf Management Act of 2011Prohibits protecting gray wolf in Montana or IdahoNo
2011-01-05Rep. Don Young (R-AK)H.R. 39Polar Bear Delisting ActDelists the threatened polar bear from ESANo
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