House Scraps Extinction Rider In DOI Budget Bill

Law360, New York (July 27, 2011, 7:49 PM EDT) -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday cut from a U.S. Department of the Interior appropriations bill a rider that would have prevented listing new animals and plants or designating protected habitats under the Endangered Species Act.

The House voted 224-202 to approve an amendment to appropriations bill HR 2584 that strikes the so-called extinction rider, which would have prevented the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from spending money to list new species under the ESA, designate habitat for these species and upgrade the status of...
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