2017 H.R.2603

2017 HR 2603 ESA

H.R.2603 “amends the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to provide that nonnative species in the United States shall not be treated as endangered species or threatened species for purposes of that Act.” This bill will update the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and remove the redundant listings of nonnative species. This means ESA should focus, as it should, all its attention and resources toward U.S. native species as the USFWS does not possess the authority to regulate species in foreign countries, anyway. Unfortunately, fraudulent so-called environmental, or “enviro,” groups have found ways to manipulate ESA for profit while doing little if nothing to help the species they petition FWS to list under ESA. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) shall remain the global organization administering international trade and movement of endangered and threatened species. Get full details and an Action Alert at (link coming soon).