House Dems Offer $100 Million to Endangered Species
In a memo just released by the House Natural Resources Committee, House Democrats said they’ll provide $550 million to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the upcoming budget reconciliation package — including $100 million for some of the rarest species in the United States.
Mirroring Chairman Raúl Grijalva’s Extinction Prevention Act of 2021, the proposal would fund on-the-ground conservation for four groups of species in imminent peril: eastern freshwater mussels, Southwest desert fish, Hawaiian plants, and butterflies like the rare, beautiful Miami blue.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled,” said Brett Hartl, the Center for Biological Diversity’s government affairs director. “This would be the largest investment in the recovery of endangered species in a generation. It’s exactly the type of bold action we need.”
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