WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator and Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) issued the following statement on the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) unveiling improvements to Endangered Species Act (ESA) implementing regulations:

“The Endangered Species Act exists to identify struggling species and help them recover. Unfortunately, current implementation is drawn out and ineffective. Today’s actions will help achieve actual species recovery while providing much-needed clarity and stability to those who are too often held hostage by the ESA. I applaud Secretary Bernhardt and the Trump Administration for their continued work to make the federal government more efficient and effective, and I look forward to continue working with them to modernize the Fish and Wildlife Service.”

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