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·         American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall Pleased with New Endangered Species Act Rules

·         Cattlemen Welcome Finalization of Federal Rules Modernizing Endangered Species Act Implementation

 

 

American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall Pleased with New Endangered Species Act Rules

 

Source - American Farm Bureau (AFBF) 

via Oklahoma Farm Report - 12 Aug 2019

 

American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall Pleased with New Endangered Species Act Rules The following may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall:

 

“Today’s Endangered Species Act reforms serve the needs of imperiled species as well as the people most affected by implementation of the law’s provisions. This makes real-world species recovery more likely as a result.

 

“These new regulations restore the traditional distinction between threatened and endangered species. That’s important. In the real world, the things we must do to restore a threatened species are not always the same as the ones we’d use for endangered species. This approach will eliminate unnecessary time and expense and ease the burden on farmers and ranchers who want to help species recover.

 

“Today’s rulemakings will also simplify environmental review and interagency consultations while maintaining effective species protections...

 

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Cattlemen Welcome Finalization of Federal Rules Modernizing Endangered Species Act Implementation

 

Source - National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA)

via Oklahoma Farm Report - 12 Aug 2019

 

Today the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and Public Lands Council (PLC) welcomed the finalization of federal rules to modernize implementation of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). This package from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) consists of three rules which improve the manner in which those agencies administer the ESA. The rules address Sections 4, 4(d), and 7 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, which deal with listing and critical habitat, threatened species protection, and interagency consultation, respectively.

 

"The ESA affects cattle-producing families across the country,” said NCBA President Jennifer Houston. “We are grateful to Secretary Bernhardt and the staff at FWS and NMFS for bringing this long-awaited regulatory relief to American cattle farmers and ranchers.”

 

“With these new rules, commonsense will once again be inserted into the ESA process,” added PLC President Bob Skinner...

 

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http://www.oklahomafarmreport.com/wire/news/2019/08/01383_NCBAonESAReact08122019_143206.php