The Endangered Species Act Congressional Working Group, chaired by Rep. Doc Hastings, has released its final report on its Findings and Recommendations.
The report recommends constructive changes to the ESA in the following four categories:
- Ensuring Greater Transparency and Prioritization of ESA with a Focus on Species Recovery and Delisting
- Reducing ESA Litigation and Encouraging Settlement Reform
- States, Tribes, Local Governments and Private Landowners on ESA Decisions Affecting Them and Their Property
- Requiring More Transparency and Accountability of ESA Data and Science
This report is a must read!