Endangered Species Act

Simpson Votes to Protect Hunting and Fishing on Public Lands

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Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today supported legislation protecting Americans’ ability to hunt, fish, and shoot on public lands. H.R. 4089, the Sportsmen’s Heritage Act of 2012, would ensure that public land managers facilitate access for fishing, sport hunting, and recreational shooting on federal land managed by the BLM and Forest Service. Simpson, who chairs the House Interior and Environment... Read more »

Simpson Issues Statement on Court Decision Upholding Wolf Delisting Language

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Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson issued the following statement today regarding the decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to affirm the district court’s decision to uphold legislation barring judicial review of the delisting of wolves in Idaho and Montana. “I’m pleased to see the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals uphold my wolf delisting language. Continued efforts to put wolves back on the en... Read more »

Simpson Questions BLM Director on Sage Grouse, Grazing

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Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson took issue with proposals to cut BLM range management funding in the President's FY13 budget request during a hearing on the BLM's budget proposal in the House Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee yesterday. Simpson chairs the subcommittee, which oversees BLM’s budget. In addition to expressing his concern about budget cuts to the grazing program, he ... Read more »

Simpson Talks Wolves, Invasive Species during Fish and Wildlife Budget Hearing

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Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today questioned Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe regarding invasive species and wolves. The Director testified to the House Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, which Simpson chairs, regarding the agency’s FY13 budget request. “In Idaho it is difficult to think of the Fish and Wildlife Service without thinking first and foremost of threat... Read more »

Wolf Issue Underscores Need for ESA Reform

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“As the debate about the Endangered Species Act rages in Congress and around the country, the one thing everyone seems to agree on is that a decision to list or delist a species should be based on science, not on politics. I couldn’t agree more. Unfortunately, the ESA, which was originally enacted in a successful effort to save the iconic bald eagle from extinction, has been hijacked by those whos... Read more »