Attacks on THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT

The Center's comprehensive report on Endangered Species Act attacks underscores at least 303 direct attacks on the Act since 1996, with the majority of attacks occurring within the past five years. Since 2011, after the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, there have been more than 233 direct attacks targeting specific species or seeking to dismantle the Act itself. The 114th Congress dramatically increased its efforts to take away protections for species, and set a record-breaking 135 attacks before its departure on December 9, 2016. As if things could not get worse, legislative assaults against our wildlife under a Republican-majority Congress under a Trump administration exponentially increased.

This page was last updated on December 20, 2017. New legislative attacks under the Trump administration will be updated regularly here.

 

Bill # Title of Legislation Date Introduced Type of Attack Species Targeted Sponsor What It Does to the ESA Provision Signed Into Law?

H.R. 3862

Citizen's Fair Hearing Act of 1996

July 22, 1996

General attack

 

Rep. Helen Chenoweth (R-ID)

Amends the ESA to require a hearing every time a person is threatened with economic injury

No

H.R. 1155

California Floods Emergency Repair Act of 1997

March 20, 1997

General attack

 

Rep. Vic Fazio (D-CA)

Exempts certain flood control activities in California from ESA

No

H.R. 752

Citizen's Fair Hearing Act of 1997

March 21, 1997

General attack

 

Rep. Helen Chenoweth (R-ID)

Amends the ESA to give landowners threatened with economic injury with a hearing

No

H.R. 2911

To amend the Endangered Species Act to improve the ability of individuals and local, State, and Federal agencies to prevent natural flood disasters

November 7, 1997

General attack

 

Rep. Richard Pombo (R-CA)

Amends ESA to exempt Sect. 7 consultations for flood control activities

No

H.R. 3478

Colorado Ute Settlement Act Amendments of 1998

March 17, 1998

General attack

 

Rep. Scott McInnis (R-CO)

Bypasses Sect. 7 consultation; Deems EIS on Animas-La Plata Water Storage Project as sufficient under the ESA

No

H.R. 4555

Endangered Species Criminal and Civil Penalties Liability Reform Act

September 11, 1998

General attack

 

Rep. Willliam Thomas (R-CA)

Reduces ability of government to bring  civil or criminal prosecutions, by requiring proof that a person acted willfully or intentionally when harming endangered species

No

H.R. 4556

Endangered Species Fair Regulatory Process Reform Act

September 11, 1998

General attack

 

Rep. Willliam Thomas (R-CA)

Amends the ESA to require economic analysis for all species listings; Prevents the any releases of experimental populations onto private land

No

H.R. 494

Endangered Species Fair Regulatory Process Reform Act

February 2, 1999

General attack

 

Rep. Willliam Thomas (R-CA)

Amends the ESA to require economic analysis for all species listings

No

H.R. 495

Endangered Species Land Management Reform Act

February 2, 1999

General attack

 

Rep. Willliam Thomas (R-CA)

Prohibits Federal agencies from taking actions that results in the diminishment of the value of private property unless compensation is offered

No

H.R. 496

Endangered Species Criminal and Civil Penalties Liability Reform Act

February 2, 1999

General attack

 

Rep. Willliam Thomas (R-CA)

Reduces ability of government to bring  civil or criminal prosecutions, by requiring proof that a person acted willfully or intentionally when harming endangered species

No

H.R. 1101

To amend the Endangered Species Act to improve the ability of individuals and local, State, and Federal agencies to prevent natural flood disaster

March 11, 1999

General attack

 

Rep. Richard Pombo (R-CA)

Exempts federal agencies from Sect.7 consultation and/or conference requirement during natural catastrophies or emergencies

No

H.R. 1763 

Reasonable Mitigation Act of 1999

May 12, 1999

General attack

 

Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)

Requires that cost of mitigation for endangered species resulting from Sect. 7 consultations cannot exceed ten percent of the total project costs

No

H.R. 2131

Stop Taking Our Property Act of 1999

June 10, 1999

General attack

 

Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)

Amends the ESA to provide that mitigation for endangered species shall not be required for any federal construction activity

No

H.R. 2253

Property Owners Protection Act of 1999

June 17, 1999

General attack

 

Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)

Prohibits any item or information obtained by trespassing on private privately or taken without the owner's consent from being used in a criminal or civil proseuction

No

H.R. 2343

Direct Review of Protected Species Act of 1999

June 24, 1999

General attack

 

Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)

Requires that, every five years, the National Academy of Sciences review and recommend species that should be delisted.

No

H.R. 3160

Common Sense Protections for Endangered Species Act

October 27, 1999

General attack

 

Rep. Don Young (R-AK)

Undermines the "best available science" standard for listing species under the ESA; Dilutes consultation requirement whenever there is a perceived conflict between agencies

No

H.R. 4496

Protecting America's Wolves Act

May 18, 2000

Species-specific

Gray wolf

Rep. Mike Simspon (R-ID)

Prohibits the treatment of experimental populations of the Eastern timber wolf as 'threatened' under the ESA

No

H.R. 5594

Endangered Species Act Amendments of 2000

October 27, 2000

General attack

 

Rep. George Radanovich (R-CA)

Weakens Sect. 7 consultation requirement for certain construction activities; Prohibits taking of private property by federal agencies in their implementation of the ESA

No

H.R. 1402

Endangered Species Fair Regulatory Process Reform Act

April 4, 2001

General attack

 

Rep. Willliam Thomas (R-CA)

Undermines the "best available science" standard for listing species under the ESA; Requies economic analysis for all species listings; Prevents release of experimental population on private property

No

H.R. 1403

Endangered Species Land Management Reform Act

April 4, 2001

General attack

 

Rep. Willliam Thomas (R-CA)

Amends the ESA to prohibit a Federal agency from taking an action affecting privately owned property that results in the diminishment of the value of any portion of property 

No

H.R. 1404 

Endangered Species Criminal and Civil Penalties Liability Reform Act

April 4, 2001

General attack

 

Rep. Willliam Thomas (R-CA)

Reduces ability of government to bring  civil or criminal prosecutions, (1) by requiring proof that a person acted willfully or intentionally harming endangered species, (2) Previously received a writen notice of violation of ESA from the government

No

H.R. 2829

Sound Science for Endangered Species Act Planning Act of 2001

August 2, 2001

General attack

 

Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR)

Undermines the "best available science" standard for listing species under the ESA

No

H.R. 3920

Rancher Preservation Act

February 7, 2002

Species-specific

Black-tailed prairie dog

Rep. John Thune (R-SD)

Prohibits the listing of the black-tailed prairie dog unless the determination is supported by data obtained by observation of the species in the field

No

H.R. 3705

Sound Science Saves Species Act of 2002

February 7, 2002

General attack

 

Rep. Richard Pombo (R-CA)

Burdens the citizen petition process and slows listing of species by adding procedural requirements for all petitions to protect species

No

H.R. 3706

To amend the Endangered Species Act to provide a public right-to-know for landowners in implementing the Act

February 7, 2002

General attack

 

Rep. Richard Pombo (R-CA)

Prohibits enforcement of ESA for any species if government fails to provide certain information to States or private individuals regarding a specific species within a narrow time-frame upon request of State or private individual

No

H.R. 3707

To amend the Endangered Species Act to improve protection for endangered species habitats

February 7, 2002

General attack

 

Rep. Richard Pombo (R-CA)

Requires designation of "survival habitat" when a species is listed; Defers designation of critical habitat until recovery plan completed

No

H.R. 3798

Common Sense Critical Habitat Act of 2002

February 26, 2002

General attack

 

Rep. Thomas Tancredo (R-CO)

Amends the ESA to prohibit the designation of crticical habitat unless that area is or has been occupied by a large and viable population of that species

No

H.R. 4840

Sound Science for Endangered Species Act Planning Act of 2002

May 23, 2002

General attack

 

Rep. James Hanson (R-UT)

Undermines the "best available science" standard for listing species under the ESA by requiring collection of field data; Gives special procedures to industries that have applied for permits that require Sect. 7 consultation

No

H.R. 5709

Life, Liberty, and Property Protection Act

November 12, 2002

General attack

 

Rep. James Hanson (R-UT)

Exempts Sect. 7 consultation and take prohbition for actions carried out by the Dept. of Defense

No

S. 369

Endangered Species Listing and Delisting Process Reform Act of 2003

February 12, 2003

General attack

 

Sen. Greg Thomas (R-WY)

Undermines the "best available science" standard for listing species under the ESA by prohibiting listing of a species unless there is sufficent biological information to support recovery planning for the species

No

H.R. 1253

Common Sense Preble's Conservation Act

March 12, 2003

Species-specific

Preble's Meadow Jumping Mouse

Rep. Thomas G. Tancredo (R-CO)

Prohibits listing of the Preble's meadow jumping mouse as an endangered species unless the listing is supported by empirical data collected in the field

No

H.R. 1235

Encroachment on Military Bases Prevention Act

March 12, 2003

General attack

 

Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-CA)

Prohibits designating  any area of land as critical habitat if it is owned or controlled by the Department of Defense

No

H.R. 1588 (Sect. 318)

Rider to National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2004

April 3, 2003

General attack

 

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA)

Limits ability to designate critical habitat on lands controlled or owned by the Department of Defense

No

H.R. 1662

Endangered Species Data Quality Act of 2004

April 8, 2003

General attack

 

Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR)

Undermines the "best available science" standard for listing species under the ESA by prohibiting listing of a species without specific field survey data

No

H.R. 1835

National Security Readiness Act of 2003

April 29, 2003

General attack

 

Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-CA)

Prohibits designation of critical habitat in any land is owned or controlled by the Department of Defense

No

H.R. 1965

Property Proection and Encouragement Act

May 6, 2003

General attack

 

Rep. Jim Gibbons (R-NV)

Exempt Department of Defense from Sect. 7 consultation requirement; Exempts private property owners and Dept.  of Defense from prohibition on taking or harming endangered species

No

H.R. 2602

Scientifically Indentifying the Need for Critical Habitat Act

June 25, 2003

General attack

 

Rep. C. L. Otter (R-ID)

Eliminates mandatory requirement to designate critical habitat when a species is protected under ESA; Undermines the "best available science" standard for listing species under the ESA

No

H.R. 2933

Critical Habitat Reform Act of 2004

July 25, 2003

General attack

 

Rep. Dennis A. Cardoza (D-CA)

Delays designation of critical habitiat until after recovery plan is published; limits eligible types of land that can be designated as critical habitat

No

S. 2009

Sound Science for Endangered Species Act Planning Act of 2004

January 20, 2004

General attack

 

Sen. Gordon H. Smith (R-OR)

Undermines the "best available science" standard for listing species under the ESA by prohibiting listing a species as endangered unless determination supported by field data

No

H.R. 4466

To amend the Endangered Species Act to exclude the Preble's Meadow Jumping Mouse from lists of endangered species

May 20, 2004

Species-specific

Preble's meadow jumping mouse

Rep. Thomas Tancredo (R-CO)

Prohibts the Sectretary of the Interior from listing the Preble's Meadow Jumping Mouse as either threatened or endangered

No

H.R. 4475

Endangered Species Recovery Act of 2004

June 1, 2004

General attack

 

Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO)

Prohibts the listing of any species without majority approval from the Departments of Defense, Interior, and Transportation; Limits protection for any listed species to just five years; Eliminates the requirement identifying species "solely" on the best available science and commercial data

No

H.R.4568 (H.Amdt. 552)

Rider to Dept. of the Interior and Environment Appropriations Act for FY 2005

June 16, 2004

General attack

 

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA)

Prohibits the use of funds for biological monitoring of any species on the endangered list

No

H.R. 1837

To amend the Endangered Species Act to establish limitations on the designation of critical habitat, and for other purposes

April 26, 2005

General attack

 

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ)

Prohibits designation of critical habitat in any water storage reservoir, water diversion structure, canal, or other artificial water delivery facility

No

S. 1497

A bill to require the Secretary of the Interior to provide incidental take permits to public electric utilities that adopt avian protection plans

June 27, 2005

General attack

 

Rep. Lisa Murkowski (R-AR)

Provides incidental take permits to public power ultilties that have adopted avain protection plans. This shields companies from criminal or civil penalty for birds deaths

No

H.R.  3300

Endangered Species Improvements Act of 2005

July 14, 2005

General attack

 

Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO)

Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to enter into a species recovery agreement with landowner other than a federal or state agency, for habitat protection and restoration services

No

H.R. 3693

Secure the Outside Perimeter ("STOP") Act of 2005

September 7, 2005

General attack

 

Rep. Tom Price (R-GA)

Waives all U.S. laws including the ESA to the extent the Secretary feels sufficient to stop illegal border crossings

No

H.R. 3824

Threatened and Endangered Species Recovery Act of 2005

September 19, 2005

General attack

 

Rep. Richard W. Pombo (R-CA)

Undermines the "best available science" standard for listing species under the ESA; Requires that listing species be done "sparingly"

No

S. 2110

Collaboration and Recovery of Endangered Species Act

December 15, 2005

General attack

 

Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID)

Eliminates mandatory requirement to designate critical habitat; Indefinitely extends deadlines for making decisiosn to protect species under the ESA

No

H.R. 4857

Endangered Species Compliance and Transparency Act of 2006

March 2, 2006

Species-specific

Columbia River Salmon*

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)

Requires the Bonneville Power Administration to include the costs of conserving endangered salmon and steelhead on electrical ratepayer bills

No

S. 658

Endangered Species Reform Act of 2007

February 16, 2007

General attack

 

Sen. Craig Thomas (R-WY)

Requires Secretary to list a species as threatened or endangered only if there is sufficent iformation to support recovery planning for that species

No

S. 3701

To amend the Endangered Species Act to temporarily prohibit the Secretary of the Interior from considering global climate change as a natural or manmade factor in determining whether a species is a threatened or endangered species

May 22, 2007

General attack

 

Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY)

Prohibits the Secretary of the Interior from using climate change as a factor for determining whether a species is threatened or endangered

No

H.R. 2530

Endangered Species Compliance and Transparency Act of 2007

May 24, 2007

Species-specific

Columbia River Salmon*

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rogers (R-WA)

Requires the Administrator of each of the Bonneville Power Administration to put on each customer's electricity bill the cost to implement the ESA

No

S. 2165

To amend the Endangered Species Act to provide for the suspension of each provision of the Act during periods of drought with respect to Federal and State agencies that manage Federal river basins that are located in each region affected by the drought

October 16, 2007

General attack

 

Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA)

Allows the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers or a Governor of a State to suspend all provisions of the Endangered Species Act if there is a drought in the affect State

No

H.R. 3847

To amend the Endangered Species Act to provide for the suspension of each provision of the Act during periods of drought with respect to Federal and State agencies that manage Federal river basins that are located in each region affected by the drought

October 16, 2007

General attack

 

Rep. Nathan Deal (R-GA)

Allows the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers or a Governor of a State to suspend all provisions of the Endangered Species Act if there is a drought in the affect State

No

S. 3071

A bill to amend the Endangered Species Act to temporarily prohibit the Secretary of the Interior from considering global climate change as a natural or manmade factor in determining whether a species is a threatened or endangered species, and for other purposes

May 22, 2008

General attack

 

Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY)

Amends the ESA to prohibit the Secretary of the Interior from considering climate change in the determination as to whether a species is threatened or endangered until the Administrator of the EPA notifies the Secretary that each major emitter of greenhouse gas has ratified an international agreement to reduce the quantity of gas emitted

No

H.R. 6940

California Drought Alleviation Act of 2008

September 18, 2008

General attack

Sacremento River Salmon**; Delta smelt

Rep. George Radonovich (R-CA)

Requires that within 30 days of a declaration of a drought emergency, the California Bay Delta pumping stations are exempt ESA prohibition on take, jeopardy and adverse modification of habitat

No

H.J.Res. 18

Providing for congressional disapproval of the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior and the Department of Commerce under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, relating to interagency cooperation under the Endangered Species Act

January 15, 2009

General attack

 

Rep. Nick Rahall II (D-WV)

Disapproves and nullifies the rule submitted by the Departments of the Interior and Commerce relating to interagency cooperation under the ESA

No

H.R. 966

To temporarily exempt certain public and private development projects from any requirement for a review, statement, or analysis

February 11, 2009

General attack

 

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA)

Amends the ESA to temporarily exempt States from the taking and adverse modification prohibtitions during times of emergency

No

S. 724

To amend the Endangered Species Act to temporarily prohibit the Secretary of the Interior from considering global climate change as a natural or manmade factor in determining whether a species is a threatened or endangered species

March 26, 2009

General attack

 

Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY)

Prohibits the Secretary of the Interior from using climate change as a factor for determining whether a species is threatened or endangered

No

H.R. 1914

To amend the Endangered Species Act to provide for the suspension of each provision of the Act during periods of drought with respect to Federal and State agencies that manage Federal river basins that are located in each region affected by the drought

April 2, 2009

General attack

 

Rep. Nathan Deal (R-GA)

Allows the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers or a Governor of a State to suspend all provisions of the Endangered Species Act if there is a drought in the affect State

No

H.R. 3105

Turn on the Pumps Act

June 26, 2009

Species-specific

Sacremento salmon**; Delta smelt

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA)

Prohibits the Bureau of Reclamation or any state agency in California operating a water project in coordination with the Central Valley Project from restricting water delivery pursuant to any Sect. 7 BiOp biological opinion issued under the ESA

No

H.R. 5379

Polar Bear Delisting Act

May 25, 2010

Species-specific

Polar Bear

Rep. Don Young (R-AK)

Removes the  polar bear from list of threatened species protected under the ESA

No

H.R. 5964

Endangered Species Compliance and Transparency Act of 2010

July 29, 2010

Species-specific

Columbia River Salmon*

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rogers (R-WA)

Requires the Administrator of each of the Bonneville Power Administration to put on each customer's electricity bill the cost to implement the ESA

No

H.R. 6028

To amend the Endangered Species Act to prohibit treatment of the Gray Wolf as an endangered species or threatened species

July 30, 2010

Species-specific

Gray Wolf

Rep. Chet Edwards (D-TX)

Prohibits protecting  the gray wolf as either threatened or endangered nationwide.

No

S. 3825

State Wolf Management Act

September 22, 2010

Species-specific

Gray Wolf

Sen. James E. Risch (R-ID)

Delists the Rocky Mountain Distinct Population Segment of gray wolf within Idaho, Montana, eastern Washington, eastern Oregon, and a portion of Utah.

No

S. 3864

Restoring State Wildlife Management Act of 2010

September 28, 2010

Species-specific

Gray Wolf

Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT)

Prohibits protecting gray wolf in Montana or Idaho

No

S. 3919

A bill to remove the gray wolf from the list of threatened species or the list of endangered species published under the Endangered Species Act

September 29, 2010

Species-specific

Gray Wolf

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT)

Prohibits protecting  the gray wolf as either threatened or endangered nationwide

No

H.R. 6485

State Sovereignty Widlife Management Act

December 2, 2010

Species-specific

Gray Wolf

Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT)

Prohibits protecting the gray wolf as either threatened or endangered nationwide

No

H.R. 6848

State of Utah Wildlife Management Sovereignty Act

December 2, 2010

Species-specific

Gray Wolf

Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT)

Prohibits protecting the gray wolf in Utah as either threatened or endangered

No

H.R. 39

Polar Bear Delisting Act

January 5, 2011

Species-specific

Polar bear

Rep. Don Young (R-AK)

Delists the threatened polar bear from ESA

No

H.R. 509

To amend the Endangered Species Act to provide that Act shall not apply to the gray wolf 

January 26, 2011

Species-specific

Gray wolf

Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-MT)

Prohibits protecting  the gray wolf as either threatened or endangered nationwide

No

H.R. 510

Idaho and Montana Wolf Management Act of 2011

January 26, 2011

Species-specific

Gray wolf

Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-MT)

Prohibits protecting gray wolf in Montana or Idaho

No

S. 249

The American Big Game and Livestock Protection Act

February 1, 2011

Species-specific

Gray wolf

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT)

Prohibits protecting  the gray wolf as either threatened or endangered nationwide

No

S. 321

Delisting Gray Wolves to Restore State Management Act of 2011

February 10, 2011

Species-specific

Gray wolf

Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT)

Delists the Rocky Mountain Distinct Population Segment of gray wolf within Idaho, Montana, eastern Washington, eastern Oregon, and a portion of Utah

No

H.R. 1 (H.Amdt. 342)

Rider to the Full Year Continuing Appropriations Act for FY 2011

February 11, 2011

Species-specific

Mexican Gray wolf

Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM)

Cuts all funding to the Mexican gray wolf recovery program

No

H.R. 1 (Sec. 1475a-b) 

Rider to the Full Year Continuing Appropriations Act for FY 2011

February 11, 2011

Species-specific

Sacremento River salmon**;  Delta smelt

Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KT)

Blocks the implementation of 2 BiOps for salmon and delta smelt; Prohibits the court settlement which restores the flow of the San Joaquin River and DOI from completing the envr. review of the impact of removing 4 dams on the Klamouth river to restore salmon populations

No

H.R. 2584 (H.Amdt. 194)

Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2012

February 16, 2011

Species-specific

Gray wolf

Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY)

Prohibits protection of gray wolf in Idaho, Montana, and parts of Washington, Oregon, and Utah, as well as Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan

No

H.R. 838

Western Great Lakes Wolf Management Act of 2011

February 28, 2011

Species-specific

Gray wolf

Rep. John Kline (R-MN)

Prohibits any wolf species in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan from being protected as endangered or threatened under the ESA

No

S. 706

Domestic Jobs, Domestic Energy, and Deficit Reduction Act of 2011

March 11, 2011

General attack

 

Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)

Prohibits consideration of greenhouse gases in implementing of the ESA, exempts States from compliance with ESA during state-declared emergencies

No

H.R. 1042

The Discredit Eternal Listing Inequality of Species Takings Act (“DELIST") Act

March 11, 2011

General attack

 

Rep. Joe Baca (D-CA)

Requires that a species must be deemed "extinct" if its population has not “substantially increased” within 15 years of the date it was listed under the Act

No

H.R. 1202

To restart jobs in the timber industry by providing for the protection of the Mexican Spotted Owl in sanctuaries

March 17, 2011

Species-specific

Mexican spotted owl

Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM)

Would require agencies to remove all Mexican spotted owls from the wild and put them into captive "sanctuaries"

No

H.R. 1251

Drought Relief Act (aka "More Water for the Valley Act")

March 30, 2011

Species-specific

Sacremento River salmon**; Delta smelt

Rep. Jim Costa (D-CA)

Mandates that no biological opinion can alter/modify/stop water deliveries in the California bay delta

No

H.R. 1287

Domestic Jobs, Domestic Energy, and Deficit Reduction Act of 2011

March 31, 2011

General attack

 

Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT)

Prohibits consideration of greenhouse gases in implementing of the ESA, exempts States from compliance with ESA during state-declared emergencies

No

H.R. 1473 (Sec. 1713)

Rider to Dept. of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act for FY 2011

April 12, 2011

Species-specific

Gray wolf

Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) and Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID)

Delists the Rocky Mountain Distinct Population Segment of gray wolf within Idaho, Montana, eastern Washington, eastern Oregon, and a portion of Utah ("the Wolf Rider")

Yes- Became Public Law No: 112-10

H.R. 1505

National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act

April 13, 2011

General attack

 

Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT)

Exemts the Secretary of Homeland Security from complying with all provisions of the ESA for any activities needed to achieve operational control of the U.S. border

No

H.R. 1719

Endangered Species Compliance and Transparency Act of 2011

May 4, 2011

Species-specific

Columbia River Salmon*

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)

Requires the Administrator of each of the Bonneville Power Administration to put on each customer's electricity bill the cost to implement the ESA

No

H.R. 1806

Bluefin Tuna Fishermen Employment Preservation Act

May 10, 2011

Species-specific

Bluefin tuna

Rep. Frank Guinta (R-NH)

Prohibit protection of the Bluefin tuna as an endangered or threatened species under the ESA.

No

H.R. 1819

State Wildlife Management Act

May 10, 2011

Species-specific

Gray wolf

Rep. Candace Miller (R-MI)

Prohibits ESA protections for gray wolves in the Western Great Lakes, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada and the Northern Rockies 

No

H.R. 1837

Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Water Reliability Act (aka “State Water Rights Repeal Act”)

May 11, 2011

Species-specific

Sacremento River Salmon**; Delta smelt

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA)

Rolls back ESA protections for all species impacted by the Central Valley and California State Water Projects by mandating that all ESA requirements are already met; blocks BiOps that are more restrictive than the 1994 Bay Delta Accord

No

S. 782 (S.Amdt. 397)

Amdt. to the Economic Development Revitalization Act of 2011

June 7, 2011

Species-specific

Dunes sagebrush lizard

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)

Prohibits protection of dunes sagebrush lizard as a threatened or endangered species

No

S.782 (S.Amdt. 429)

Amdt. to the Economic Development Revitalization Act of 2011

June 8, 2011

Species-specific

Lesser prairie-chicken

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK)

Prohibits protection of lesser prairie-chicken as a threatened or endangered species

No

H.R. 2584 (Sect. 119)

Rider to the Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2012

July 5, 2011

Species-specific

Gray wolf

Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID)

Prohibits ESA protections of gray wolf in Wyoming or in the Western Great Lakes states

No

H.R. 2584

Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for 2012 

July 19, 2011

General attack

 

Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID); Rep. John Tester (D-MT)

Eliminated all funding to list any species as threatened or endangered or to designate critical habitat for any species for fiscal year 2012 ("Extinction Rider")

Yes- became HR 2055 and enacted   Public Law No: 112-74

H.R. 2584 (H.Amdt. 42)

Rider to the Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2012

July 25, 2011

Species-specific

Manattee

Rep. Richard Nugent (R-FL)

Prevents the implementation of a boat speed-reduction rule designed to protect manatee in Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, Florida

No

S. 1552

To amend the Endangered Species Act to provide an exception to that Act for actions carried out against grizzly bears in self-defense, defense of others, or a reasonable belief of imminent danger

September 14, 2011

Species-specific

Grizzly bear

Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID)

Prohibits prosecution of individuals that kill or injury grizzly bears when do so for reasons of self defense

No

H.R. 2929

To amend the Endangered Species Act to provide an exception to that Act for actions carried out against grizzly bears in self-defense, defense of others, or a reasonable belief of imminent danger

September 14, 2011

Species-specific

Grizzly bear

Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID)

Prohibits prosecution of individuals that kill or injury grizzly bears when do so for reasons of self defense

No

S. 1580

Protecting Public Safety and Sacred Sites from the Utah Prairie Dog Act of 2011

September 20, 2011

Species-specific

Utah Prarie-Dog

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT)

Expands ability of private or State entities to kill or injure Utah prairie dogs in cemetaries and airports without a permit

No

H.R. 2973

Protecting Public Safety and Sacred Sites from the Utah Prairie Dog Act of 2011

September 20, 2011

Species-specific

Utah Prarie-Dog

Rep. Jim Matheson (D-UT)

Expands ability of private or State entities to kill or injure Utah prairie dogs in cemetaries and airports without a permit

No

H.R.3259

To amend the Endangered Species Act to authorize Federal agencies to promptly respond to emergencies involving the health and safety of persons, in the same manner as such authority is available under the Wilderness Act

November 8, 2011

General attack

 

Rep. Scott McInnis (R-CO)

Waives all ESA requirements for emergencies agency actions that involves or will likely involve the health and safety of people

No

H.R.3453

State Management of Recovered Wolves Act

November 17, 2011

Species-specific

Gray wolf

Rep. Dan Benishek (R-MI)

Allows States to conduct lethal control of wolves to protect ranchers from wolf depredations in any State where wolf population exceeds a recovery goal

No

H.R. 4019

Federal Forests County Revenue, Schools, and Jobs Act of 2012

February 14, 2012

General attack

 

Rep. Doc Hastings (R-WA)

Would exempt several types of logging and forestry projects from the requirements of the ESA

No

S.2340 (S.Amdt. 2404)

Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012 ("Farm Bill")

May 24, 2012

General attack

 

Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)

Requires economic impacts of listing a species as endangered or threatened under the ESA or designating its critical habitat

No

S. 3446

Salamander Community Conservation Act

July 26, 2012

Species-specific

Austin blind salamander; Georgetown salamander; Jollyville Plateau salamander; Salado salamander

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)

Prevents the listing of four central Texas salamander species as threatened or endangered under the ESA

No

H.R. 6219

Salamander Community Conservation Act

July 26, 2012

Species-specific

Austin blind salamander; Georgetown salamander; Jollyville Plateau salamander; Salado salamander

Rep. John Carter (R-TX)

Prevents the listing of four central Texas salamander species as threatened or endangered under the ESA

No

H.R. 6091 (Sect. 423)

Rider to the Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2013

July 26, 2012

Species-specific

Scimitar-horned oryx; Addax; Dama gazell

Rep. John Carter (R-TX)

Exempts trophy hunters from ESA requirement to receive individual permits to hunt three species of endangered antelope in captive ranches inside the United States

No

H.R. 576

Save Endangered Species Act of 2013

February 6, 2013

Species-specific

Scimitar-horned oryx; Addax; Dama gazell

Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX)

Exempts trophy hunters from ESA requirement to receive individual permits to hunt three species of endangered antelope in captive ranches inside the United States

No

H.R. 819

Preserving Access to Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area Act

February 26, 2013

Species-specific

Eastern piping plover; Loggerhead sea turtle; Green sea turtle

Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC)

Prohibits implementation of rule designed to protect nesting piping plovers and their critical habitat at the Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreation Area from motorized recreational vehicles

No

S.19

Endangered Species Act Settlement Reform Act

February 27, 2013

General attack

 

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)

Amends the ESA to allow any corporation to intervene in any legal settlement to protect species under the ESA

No

S. 17

Energy Production and Project Delivery Act of 2013

February 27, 2013

General attack

 

Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)

Prohibit consideration greenhouse gas for any endangered species; Amends the ESA to create an exemption for take in certain situations

No

S. 486

Preserving Public Access to Cape Hatteras Beaches Act

March 7, 2013

Species-specific

Eastern piping plover; Loggerhead sea turtle; Green sea turtle

Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC)

Prohibits implementation of rule designed to protect nesting piping plovers and their critical habitat at the Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreation Area from motorized recreational vehicles

No

H.R. 1960 (Sect. 320)

Rider to National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2014

March 14, 2013

Species-specific

CA sea otter (Southern sea otter)

Rep. Howard McKeon (R-CA)

Allows  incidental take of California southern sea otter during the course of  military readiness activities

No

H.R. 3

Northern Route Approval Act

March 15, 2013

Species-specific

American burying beetle

Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE)

Allows Keystone pipeline to be constructed regardless of amount of harm or deaths of American burying beetle

No

H.R. 1345

Catastrophic Wildfire Prevention Act of 2013

March 21, 2013

General attack

 

Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ)

Truncates Sect. 7 consultation process for certain types of logging projects on public lands, thereby reducing protections to endangered species in those areas

No

H.R. 1314

To amend the Endangered Species Act to establish a procedure for approval of certain settlements

March 21, 2013

General attack

 

Rep. Bill Flores (R-TX)

Allows for intervention in legal settlement for industry, States, and other parties; Raises thresholds for successful citizen plaintiffs enforcing requirements of ESA to receive attorneys fees

No

H.R. 1866

Enhancement of Species Survival Act

May 7, 2013

General attack

 

Rep. Don Young (R-AK)

Allow for importation of ESA-protected foreign species that are a sport-hunted trophy that complies with the requirements of CITES; Undermines overall enforcement tools to address poaching by facilitating trade in endangered species

No

H.R. 1927

More Water and Security for Californians Act

May 9, 2013

Species-specific

Sacramento River salmon**; Delta smelt

Rep. Jim Costa (D-CA)

Mandates that no biological opinion can alter/modify/stop water deliveries in the California bay delta

No

H.R. 2642 (Sect. 2610)

Rider to Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013 ("Farm Bill")

July 10, 2013

Species-specific

Lesser prairie-chicken

Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK)

Requires economic impact analysis of conservation programs of the lesser prarie chicken conservation

YES- Became Public Law No: 113-79

H.R. 2642 (Sect. 9012)

Rider to Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013 ("Farm Bill")

July 10, 2013

General attack

 

Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK)

Prevents implementation of any conservation measure in a biological opinion designed to address impacts of pesticides on endangered species.

No

H.R. 2674

Job Creation Act of 2013

July 11, 2013

Species-specific

American burying beetle

Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL)

Allows Keystone pipeline to be constructed regardless of amount of harm or deaths of American burying beetle.

No

H.R. 2824

Preventing Government Waste and Protecting Coal Mining Jobs in America

July 25, 2013

General attack

 

Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH)

Codifies a 2008 surface coal mining regulation that eliminated stream-protection buffer zones, deems the regulation compliant withe the ESA.  In 2007, a federal court held that the rule was illegal for failing to comply with the ESA

No

S. 1479

Catastrophic Wildfire Prevention Act of 2013

August 1, 2013

General attack

 

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)

Truncates Sect. 7 consultation process for certain types of logging projects on public lands, thereby reducing protections to endangered species in those areas

No

S. 1731

Endangered Species Management Self-Determination Act

November 19, 2013

General attack

 

Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY), Mike Lee (R-UT) and Dean Heller (R-NV) 

Undermines the "best available science" standard for listing species under the ESA by requiring the consent of the Governor of a State in which the species is present

No

H.R. 3533

Endangered Species Management Self-Determination Act

November 19, 2013

General attack

 

Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV)

Undermines the "best available science" standard for listing species under the ESA by requiring the consent of the Governor of a State in which the species is present

No

H.R. 2609 (H.Amdt. 311)

Rider to Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2014

November 20, 2013

Species-specific

Pallid sturgeon

Rep. Steve King (R-IA)

Prevents the Army Corps of Engineers from implementing measures to ensure the survival of the endangered pallid sturgeon

No

H.R. 3703

Approve the Pipeline Now Act

December 11, 2013

Species-specific

American burying beetle

Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA)

Allows Keystone pipeline to be constructed regardless of amount of harm or deaths of American burying beetle

No

H.R. 3895

Energy Exploration and Production to Achieve National Demand Act

January 16, 2014

Species-specific

American burying beetle

Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC)

Allows Keystone pipeline to be constructed regardless of amount of harm or deaths of American burying beetle.

No

H.R. 3964

Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Emergency Water Delivery Act

January 29, 2014

Species-specific

Sacremento River salmon**; Delta smelt

Rep. David Valadao (R-CA)

Repeals the San Joaquin river restoration settlement; Allows for water transfers without consideration of impacts to ESA-protected species

No

H.R. 4039

California Emergency Drought Relief Act of 2014

February 11, 2014

Species-specific

Sacremento River salmon**; Delta smelt

Rep. Jim Costa (D-CA)

Requires the Bureau of Reclamation to complete all requirements under NEPA and ESA necessary to make final permit decisions on water transfer requests; Pumps water out of San Juaquin River/CA's central valley without regard to the ESA

No

S. 2084

Community Protection Act of 2014

March 5, 2014

General attack

 

Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR)

Requires that when critical habitat is proposed, a quantitative economic analysis, including impacts on employment and changes in revenues to States, be made available for public comment

No

H.R. 4256

Endangered Species Improvement Act of 2014

March 14, 2014

General attack

 

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT)

Requires that the federal government count all individuals of a species on both public and private lands in determining whether a species is meeting recovery objectives

No

H.R. 1668

Save Our Water Act

March 16, 2014

Species-specific

Sacremento River salmon**; Delta smelt

Rep. Tom Mclintock (R-CA)

Would suspend the ESA for water management in particular river basins when the Secretary of the Interior, Secretary of the Army, or the Governor of the relevant state declares there is a drought

No

H.R. 3547 (Sect. 127)

Consolidated Appropriations Act for FY 2014

March 19, 2014

Species-specific

Scimitar-horned oryx; Addax; Dama gazell

Rep. John Carter (R-TX)

Exempts trophy hunters from ESA requirement to receive individual permits to hunt three species of endangered antelope in captive ranches inside the United States

Yes- Became Public Law No: 113-76

H.R. 4284

ESA Improvement Act of 2014

March 24, 2014

General attack

 

Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-TX)

Requires that the federal government count all individuals of a species on both public and private lands in determining whether a species is meeting recovery objectives

No

H.R. 4742

Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act

March 24, 2014

General attack

 

Rep. Doc Hastings (R-WA)

Overrides the ESA by providing that any restriction on fishing restrictions under the ESA must be implemented under this Act

No

H.R. 4304

Jumpstarting Opportunities with Bold Solutions Act

March 26, 2014

Species-specific

American burying beetle

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA)

Allows Keystone pipeline to be constructed regardless of amount of harm or deaths of American burying beetle.

No

H.R. 4317

State, Tribal, and Local Species Transparency and Recovery Act

March 27, 2014

General attack

 

Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-TX)

Undermines the "best available science" standard for listing species under the ESA by deeming that any information submitted by a State, tribe or county government is the "best available" science for use in a listing decision

No

H.R. 4319

Common Sense in Species Protection Act of 2014

March 27, 2014

General attack

 

Rep. Eric Crawford (R-AR)

Requires that the economic analysis of designating critical habitat includes the cost of listing and protecting such species under the ESA

No

H.R. 4315

Endangered Species Transparency and Reasonableness Act

March 27, 2014

General attack

 

Rep. Doc Hastings (R-WA)

Requires that all data used in a listing determination under the ESA be made available on the internet, even if such data increases poaching or collecting risk to such species; requires publication of ESA lawsuits filed; replaces EAJA fees in prevailing citizen suits with a lower standard

No

H.R. 4316

Endangered Species Recovery Transparency Act

March 27, 2014

General attack

 

Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY)

Requires  DOI to submit an annual report detailing federal expenditures for civil actions brought under the ESA

No

H.R. 4318

Endangered Species Litigation Reasonableness Act

March 27, 2014

General attack

 

Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI)

Replaces the current standard for awarding court costs in citizen suits; makes it harder for prevailing parties enforcing the ESA to regain attorneys fees

No

H.R. 4419

Sage-Grouse and Endangered Species Conservation and Protection Act

April 8, 2014

Species-specific

Greater sage-grouse

Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV)

Delays an ESA listing for greater sage-grouse for 5 years along with all species, amonst other things

No

S. 2280

A bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline

May 1, 2014

Species-specific

American burying beetle

Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND)

Allows Keystone pipeline to be constructed regardless of amount of harm or deaths of American burying beetle

No

S. 2289 (Sect. 315)

Rider to National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2015

May 5, 2014

Species-specific

CA sea otter (Southern sea otter)

Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI)

Allows  incidental take of California southern sea otter during the course of  military readiness activities

No

H.R. 4660 (H.Amdt. 270)

Rider to Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2015

May 15, 2014

Species-specific

Sacremento River salmon**; Delta smelt; Columbia River salmon; Pacific salmon

Rep. Doc Hastings (R-WA)

Prohibits funding to establish minimum riparian buffer zones for salmon under the Pacific Coast Recovery Act

Yes- became Public Law 113-235

S. 2394

Sage Grouse Protection and Conservation Act

May 22, 2014

Species-specific

Greater sage-grouse; Gunnison sage-grouse

Sen. Michael Enzi (R-WY)

Would delay ESA listing for greater sage-grouse and Gunnison sage-grouse for at least 10 years

No

H.R. 4716 

Sage Grouse Protection and Conservation Act

May 22, 2014

Species-specific

Greater sage-grouse; Gunnison sage-grouse

Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO)

Would delay ESA listing for greater sage-grouse and Gunnison sage-grouse for at least 10 years

No

S. 2410 (Sect. 353)

Rider to National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2015

June 2, 2014

Species-specific

CA sea otter (Southern sea otter)

Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI)

Allows  incidental take of California southern sea otter during the course of  military readiness activities

Yes- became Public Law 113-291

H.R. 4866

Lesser Prairie Chicken Voluntary Recovery Act of 2014

June 12, 2014

Species-specific

Lesser prairie-chicken

Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK)

Removes the LPC from the list of threatened species under ESA  for a period of 5yrs to allow the state-driven conservation plans to take affect

No

S. 2575

Sage Grouse Accountability and Private Conservation Act of 2014

July 9, 2014

Species-specific

Greater sage-grouse

Sen. John Walsh (D-MT)

Would require DOI to prepare a report on the status of greater sage-grouse conservation efforts under the ESA for accountability to benefit farmers, ranchers, and developers

No

S. 2587

Lawful Ivory Protection Act of 2014

July 10, 2014

Species-specific

African elephant; Asian elephant

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN)

Amends the ESA to allow ivory imports; undermines conservation of the African elephant

No

H.R. 5052

Lawful Ivory Protection Act of 2014

July 10, 2014

Species-specific

African elephant; Asian elephant

Rep. Steve Daines (R-MT)

Amends Section 11 of the ESA to allow for the continued import and export of ivory, makes it more difficult to track illegal ivory

No

S. 2630

A bill to amend the ESA to require disclosure to States of the basis of determinations under such Act, to ensure use of information provided by State, tribal, and county governments in decisionmaking under such Act

July 17, 2014

General attack

 

Sen. Michael Enzi (R-WY)

Undermines the "best available science" standard for listing species under the ESA by deeming that any information submitted by a State, tribe or county government is the "best available" science for use in a listing decision

No

S. 2635

21st Century Endangered Species Transparency Act

July 22, 2014

General attack

 

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)

Requires that all data used in a listing determination under the ESA be made available on the internet, even if such data increases poaching or collecting risk to such species

No

H.R. 5171 (Sect. 115)

Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2015

July 23, 2014

Species-specific

African elephant; Asian elephant

Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)

Defunds any regulations which regulates the importation of ivory

No

H.R. 5171 (Sect. 117)

Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2015

July 23, 2014

Species-specific

Greater sage-grouse; Gunnison sage-grouse

Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)

Prevents any proposed or final listing to protect the greater sage-grouse or Gunnison sage-grouse under ESA in 2015

Yes- Incorporated into H.R. 83; Became Public Law No: 113-235

H.R. 5171 (Sect. 118)

Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2015

July 23, 2014

Species-specific

Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog; mountain yellow-legged frog; Yosemite toad

Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)

Requires FWS to submit econ. analysis of recovery plan and submit it for public comment and review under the ESA by 2015 in response to the 2014 listings

No

H.R. 5171 (Sect. 116)

Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2015

July 23, 2014

Species-specific

Valley elderberry longhorn beetle

Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)

Defunds any study for the beetle or final rule to change the status of the beetle unde the ESA

Yes- became Public Law 113-235

H.R. 5171

Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2015

July 23, 2014

General attack

 

Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)

Allows for FWS to redirect funding that has been allocated to the ESA program into the Fish and Aquatic Conservation Account but not the reverse

No

S. 2678

American Burying Beetle Relief Act of 2014

July 29, 2014

Species-specific

American burying beetle

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK)

Permanently removes all ESA protections for the American burying beetle nationwide

No

S. 2677

Lesser Prairie Chicken Voluntary Recovery Act of 2014

July 29, 2014

Species-specific

Lesser prairie-chicken

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK)

Removes the lesser prairie-chicken from the list of threatened species under ESA  for 5yrs

No

S. 2748

Endangered Species Litigation Reasonableness Act

July 31, 2014

General attack

 

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)

Replaces the current standard for awarding court costs in citizen suits; Makes it harder for prevailing parties enforcing the ESA to regain attorneys fees

No

S. 2752

Endangered Species Recovery Transparency Act

July 31, 2014

General attack

 

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)

Requires DOI to make available online a searchable database detailing federal expenditures for civil actions brought under the ESA

No

S. 2729

Private Landowner Protection Act of 2014

July 31, 2014

General attack

 

Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR)

Requires that an area be excluded from a critical habitat designations whenever the benefits of exclusion outweigh the benefits of including the area

No

H.R. 5329

Accountable Recovery Act

July 31, 2014

General attack

 

Rep. Michael Conaway (R-TX)

Requires recovery plans to be completed at the same time a species is protected; Automatically removes ESA protections if government fails to respond to a petition regarding the delisting of a species within 30 days of receipt of such petition.

No

H.R. 2 (Sect. 105)

American Energy Solutions for Lower Costs and More American Jobs Act

September 15, 2014

Species-specific

American burying beetle

Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE)

Allows Keystone pipeline to be constructed regardless of amount of harm or deaths of American burying beetle

No

H.R. 5781

California Emergency Drought Relief Act of 2014

December 2, 2014

Species-specific

Sacremento River salmon**; Delta smelt

Rep. David Valadao (R-CA)

Would pump water out of San Juaquin River/CA's central valley without regard to ESA

No

H.R. 5886

African Elephant Conservation and Legal Ivory Possession Act of 2014

December 11, 2014

Species-specific

African elephant; Asian elephant

Rep. Don Young (R-AK)

Authorizes for the import and export of ivory under the ESA; makes it more difficult to track illegal ivory

No

S. 1

Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act

January 6, 2015

Species-specific

American burying beetle

Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND)

Allows Keystone pipeline to be constructed regardless of amount of harm or deaths of American burying beetle

No- vetoed by Pres. Obama

H.R. 3

Keystone XL Pipeline Act

January 6, 2015

Species-specific

American burying beetle

Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND)

Allows Keystone pipeline to be constructed regardless of amount of harm or deaths of American burying beetle.

No- vetoed by Pres. Obama

S. 112

Common Sense in Species Protection Act of 2014

January 7, 2015

General attack

 

Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV)

Requires that an area be excluded from a critical habitat designations whenever the benefits of exclusion outweigh the benefits of including the area

No

S. 1 (S.Amdt. 34 to S.Amdt. 2)

Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act

January 13, 2015

General attack

 

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)

Establishes burdensome reporting requirements about ESA litigation; makes it more difficult for prevailing plaintiffs enforcing the Act to gain back attorneys fees

No- vetoed by Pres. Obama

S. 1 (S.Amdt. 33 to S.Amdt. 2)

Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act

January 20, 2015

General attack

 

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)

Restricts citizens’ ability to recover litigation costs under the ESA

No- vetoed by Pres. Obama

S. 208

Secure Our Borders First Act 2015

January 21, 2015

General attack

 

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI)

Waives all provisions of the ESA within 100 mi from the border

No

H.R. 399

Secure Our Borders First Act 2015

January 21, 2015

General attack

 

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX)

Waives all provisions of the ESA within 100 mi from the border

No

S. 1 (S.Amdt. 73 to S.Amdt. 2)  

Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act

January 22, 2015

Species-specific

Lesser prairie-chicken

Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS)

Delists the lesser prairie-chicken as a threatened species under the ESA and prevent future listings.

No- vetoed by Pres. Obama

S. 1 (S.Amdt. 244)

Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act

January 27, 2015

Species-specific

Northern long-eared bat

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI)

Prevents FWS from listing the northern long-eared bat as an endangered species under the ESA

No- vetoed by Pres. Obama

S.1 (S.Amdt. 243)

Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act

January 27, 2015

Species-specific

Northern long-eared bat

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI)

Prevents FWS from listing the northern long-eared bat as an endangered species under the ESA

No- vetoed by Pres. Obama

S. 292

21st Century Endangered Species Transparency Act

January 28, 2015

General attack

 

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)

Requires that all data used in a listing determination under the ESA be made available on the internet, even if such data increases poaching or collecting risk to such species

No

S. 293

A bill to amend the Endangered Species Act to establish a procedure for approval of certain settlements

January 28, 2015

General attack

 

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)

Would make it harder for those suing to enforce ESA to settle their cases and recover attorneys fees

No

H.R. 585

To amend the Endangered Species Act to establish a procedure for approval of certain settlements

January 28, 2015

General attack

 

Rep. Bill Flores (R-TX)

Replaces the current standard for awarding court costs in citizen suits; makes it harder for prevailing parties enforcing the ESA to regain attorneys fees

No

H.R. 659

Lesser Prairie Chicken Voluntary Recovery Act of 2015

February 2, 2015

Species-specific

Lesser prairie-chicken

Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK)

Removes ESA protection for the lesser prairie-chicken as threatened unitl at least 2020

No

H.R. 697

African Elephant Conservation and Legal Ivory Possession Act of 2015

February 3, 2015

Species-specific

African elephant; Asian elephant

Rep. Don Young (R-AK)

Authorizes for the import and export of ivory under the ESA; makes it more difficult to track illegal ivory

No

H.R. 843

Western Great Lakes Wolf Management Act of 2015

February 10, 2015

Species-specific

Gray wolf

Rep. John Kline (R-MN)

Permanently Delists the gray wolf in three states in the Great Lakes region-- Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan

No

H.R. 884

To direct the Secretary of the Interior to reissue final rules relating to listing of the gray wolf in the Western Great Lakes and Wyoming under the Endangered Species Act

February 11, 2015

Species-specific

Gray wolf

Rep. Reid Ribbl (R-WI)

Permanently removes all ESA protections Gray wolves in Wyoming and Great Lakes region ( Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan)

No

H.R. 866

Federal Land Freedom Act of 2015

February 11, 2015

General attack

 

Rep. Diane Black (R-TN)

Waives the ESA for state oil & gas explorations

No

S. 490

Federal Land Freedom Act of 2015

February 12, 2015

General attack

 

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK)

Waives the ESA for state oil & gas explorations

No

S. 655

A bill to prohibit the use of funds by the Secretary of the Interior to make a final determination on the listing of the northern long-eared bat under the Endangered Species Act

March 4, 2015

Species-specific

Northern long-eared bat

Sen. John Thune (R-SD)

Prohibits the protection of the northern long-eared bat under the ESA indefinitely.

No

H.R. 1335

Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act 

March 4, 2015

General attack

 

Rep. Don Young (R-AK)

Overrides the ESA by providing that any restriction on fishing restrictions under the ESA must be implemented under this act

No

S. 736

State, Tribal, and Local Species Transparency and Recovery Act

March 12, 2015

General attack

 

Sen. Michael Enzi (R-WY)

Undermines the "best available science" standard for listing species under the ESA by deeming that any information submitted by a State, tribe or county government is the "best available" science for use in a listing decision

No

H.R. 1487

American Energy Renaissance Act of 2015

March 17, 2015

General attack

 

Rep. Jim Bridenstine Jim (R-OK)

Exempts virtually all energy development projects from the requirements of the ESA to protect listed species

No

S. 791

American Energy Renaissance Act of 2015

March 18, 2015

General attack

 

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)

Exempts virtually all energy development projects from the requirements of the ESA to protect listed species

No

S.Con.Res.11 (S.Amdt. 452)

Buget Resolution for Fiscal Years 2017-2025

March 24, 2015

Species-specific

Greater sage-grouse

Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV)

Prohibits listing of greater sage-grouse under ESA indefinitely

No

H.R. 1589

To prohibit the use of funds by the Secretary of the Interior to make a final determination on the listing of the northern long-eared bat under the Endangered Species Act

March 24, 2015

Species-specific

Northern long-eared bat

Rep. Kristi L. Noem (R-SD)

Prohibits the protection of the northern long-eared bat under the ESA indefinitely

No

S. 855

Endangered Species Management Self-Determination Act

March 24, 2015

General attack

 

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)

Automatically removes all ESA protections for all species unless Congress votes to extend protections for each species; Requires state governor approval in order for a species to be listed

No

S.Con.Res.11 (S.Amdt. 412)

Buget Resolution for Fiscal Years 2017-2025

March 24, 2015

General attack

 

Sen. Mike Rounds (R-SD)

Undermines the ability of citizens to enforce violations of the ESA

No

S.Con.Res.11 (S.Amdt. 497)

Buget Resolution for Fiscal Years 2017-2025

March 24, 2015

General attack

 

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK)

Defers “conservation planning and implementation” from the federal govt. to states and local govt

No

S.Con.Res.11 (S.Amdt. 861)

Buget Resolution for Fiscal Years 2017-2025

March 25, 2015

General attack

 

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)

Undermines the ability of citizens to enforce the ESA by restricting citizens’ ability to recover litigation costs

No

S.Con.Res.11 (S.Amdt. 606)

Buget Resolution for Fiscal Years 2017-2025

March 26, 2015

Species-specific

African elephant; Asian elephant

Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT)

Allows for the continued import and export of ivory, which undermines conservation efforts and makes it more difficult to track illegal ivory

No

S.Con.Res.11 (S.Amdt. 659)

Buget Resolution for Fiscal Years 2017-2025

March 26, 2015

General attack

 

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR)

Requires cumulative economic effects analysis into designation of critical habitat

No

S.Con.Res.11 (S.Amdt. 759)

Buget Resolution for Fiscal Years 2017-2025

March 26, 2015

General attack

 

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)

Establishes funding neutral  reserve fund fior all "intrastate" species found only within one state

No

H.R. 1667

21st Century Endangered Species Transparency Act

March 26, 2015

General attack

 

Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY)

Requires all information used in a listing determination to be published online

No

S.Con.Res.11 (S.Amdt. 422)

Buget Resolution for Fiscal Years 2017-2025

March 27, 2015

Species-specific

Northern long-eared bat

Sen. John Thune (R-SD)

Indefinitely delays ESA listing for the northern long-eared bat

No

S. 1036

Sage-Grouse Protection and Conservation Act

April 22, 2015

Species-specific

Greater Sage-grouse

Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO)

Preventss ESA listing of the Greater Sage-Grouse for 6years, and would end the threatened status of Gunnison Sage-Grouse by reverting it to Candidate Status; Hands over sage grouse management to the states and states do not have to abide by the best available science

No

H.R. 1735 (Sect. 2862)

Rider to National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2016

April 22, 2015

Species-specific

Greater Sage-grouse

Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT)

Delays ESA listing for the sage grouse for 10yrs, until 2025; Invalidates federal management plans if a state has their own plan

No- vetoed by Pres. Obama

H.R. 1985

Pacific Northwest Gray Wolf Management Act of 2015

April 23, 2015

Species-specific

Gray wolf

Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA)

Delists the Pactific NW population of gray wolves in WA, Utah, and Oregon, and return management authority for the species back to the individual states

No

H.R. 1997

Sage-Grouse Protection and Conservation Act

April 23, 2015

Species-specific

Greater Sage-grouse

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT)

Delays an ESA listing for greater sage-grouse for at least 6 years

No

S. 1118 (Sect. 304)

Rider to National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2016

April 28, 2015

Species-specific

CA sea otter (Southern sea otter)

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)

Allows  incidental take of California southern sea otter during the course of  military readiness activities

No- vetoed by Pres. Obama

H.R. 2098

To amend the Endangered Species Act  to require the Secretary of the Interior to publish and make available for public comment a draft economic analysis at the time a proposed rule to designate critical habitat is published

April 29, 2015

General attack

 

Rep. Eric Crawford (R-AR)

Requires the Interior secretary to publish and make available for public comment a draft economic analysis for any proposals to set aside critical habitat; Limits federal actions needed to sustain plants and animals listed under the ESA

No

H.R. 2109

Endangered Species Litigation Reasonableness Act

April 29, 2015

General attack

 

Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI)

Limits attorney's fees for successful citizen plaintiff who enforce the requirements of the ESA to protect species

No

H.R. 2134

Listing Reform Act

April 30, 2015

General attack

 

Rep. Pete Olson (R-Texas)

Block plaintiff's lawsuits from setting deadlines for DOI to decide on whether or not to list species under the ESA; Also innapropriately allows DOI o take the economic cost of a listing decision into account

No

H.R. 2028 (H.Amdt. 208)

Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act of 2017

May 1, 2015

Species-specific

Sacremento River salmon**; Delta smelt

Rep. Tom Mclintock (R-CA)

Forbids funding from being used to purchase water to supplement or enhance instream flow requirements in California mandated by the ESA

 

S. 1142

Native Species Protection Act

May 4, 2015

General attack

 

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)

Eliminates ESA protections for over 800 species that are "intrastate" species found only within one state.

No

H.R. 1735 (Sect. 312)

Rider to National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2016

May 5, 2015

Species-specific

CA sea otter (Southern sea otter)

Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX)

Allows  incidental take of California southern sea otter during the course of  military readiness activities

No- vetoed by Pres. Obama

H.R. 1735 (H.Amdt. 230)

Rider to National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2016

May 14, 2015

Species-specific

American burying beetle; Lesser prarie-chicken

Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK)

Prohibits the lesser prairie-chicken from being protected under the ESA until at least 2021; Permanently removes ESA protection for the American burying beetle nationwide

No- vetoed by Pres. Obama

H.R. 2316

Self-Sufficient Community Lands Act

May 14, 2015

General attack

 

Rep. Paul Labrador (R-ID)

Subjects federal forest land to state and private management instead of the ESA

No

H.R. 2352

The State, Tribal, and Local Species Transparency and Recovery Act

May 15, 2015

General attack

 

Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-TX)

Undermines the "best available science" standard for listing species under the ESA by deeming that any information submitted by a State, tribe or county government is the "best available" science for use in a listing decision

No

H.R. 2406 (Sec. 1003)

Sportsmen's Heritage And Recreational Enhancement ("SHARE" Act

May 19, 2015

Species-specific

African elephant; Asian elephant

Rep. Robert Wittman (R-VA)

Amends Sect. 9 of the ESA to allow for the import of ivory; Makes it more difficult to track illegal ivory

No

S. 1376 (Sect. 313)

Rider to National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2016

May 19, 2015

Species-specific

CA Sea otter (Southern sea otter)

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)

Allows  incidental take of California southern sea otter during the course of  military readiness activities

No- vetoed by Pres. Obama

H.R. 2578 (H.Amdt. 354)

Rider to Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2016

June 3, 2015

Species-specific

Sacremento River salmon**; Delta smelt

Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA)

Prohibit NMFS from implementing recovery plans for salmon/steelhead in Central Valley CA if those recovery plans don't address predation. There is little scientific evidence showing that such measures can effectively increase salmon populations

No

H.R.1735 (S.Amdt. 1709 to S.Amdt. 1463)

Rider to National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2016

June 4, 2015

Species-specific

Greater sage-grouse

Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO)

Delays listing of greater sage grouse for 6 years

No- vetoed by Pres. Obama

H.R. 1735 (S.Amdt. 1687 to S.Amdt. 1473)

Rider to National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2016

June 4, 2015

Species-specific

Greater sage-grouse; American burying beetle; Lesser prairie-chicken

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)

Prevents ESA listing for Greater sage grouse until 2021; Permenently delists the ABB and LPC

No- vetoed by Pres. Obama

H.R. 1735 (S. Amdt. 1633)

Rider to National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2016

June 5, 2015

General attack

 

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)

Would exempt the Secretaries of Interior and agriculture from complying with the ESA within 100 miles of any border, land, or sea

No- vetoed by Pres. Obama

H.R. 2822 (Sect. 120)

Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2016

June 9, 2015

Species-specific

African elephant; Asian elephant

Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)

Defunds any regulations which regulates the importation of ivory

No

H.R. 2822 (Sect. 121)

Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2016

June 9, 2015

Species-specific

Gray wolf

Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)

Reissues the 2011 and 2012 FWS rules to delist wolves in Wyoming and Great Lakes region (Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan); Preempts judicial review

No

H.R. 2822 (Sect. 117)

Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2016

June 9, 2015

Species-specific

Greater sage-grouse

Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)

Delays greater sage-grouse listing for one year

Yes- became Public Law No: 114-113; H.R.2029

H.R. 2822 (Sect. 122)

Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2016

June 9, 2015

Species-specific

Northern long-eared bat

Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)

Expands the Sect. 4(d) rule for northern long-eared bat to exempt incidental take caused by any industry activity

No

H.R. 2735

Accountable Recovery Act

June 11, 2015

General attack

 

Rep. Michael Conaway (R-TX)

Amends the ESA to require specific numerical recovery goals despite the best available science; automatically delists a species if Secretary does not respond to a petition alleging those numerical goals have been met

No

S. 1645 (Sect. 110)

Rider to Dept. of the Interior & Environment Homeland Security Appropriations Bill for FY 2016

June 23, 2015

Species-specific

Gray wolf

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AL)

Senate counterpart to Sect. 121 in House Bill; Reissues the 2011 and 2012 FWS rules to delist the Wyoming and Great Lakes region (Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan); preempts judicial review

No

S. 1645 (Sect. 119)

Rider to Dept. of the Interior & Environment Homeland Security Appropriations Bill for FY 2016

June 23, 2015

Species-specific

Greater sage-grouse

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AL)

Delays a potential sage grouse listing for 1 year

Yes- became Public Law No: 114-113; H.R.2029

S. 1645 (Sect. 128)

Rider to Dept. of the Interior & Environment Homeland Security Appropriations Bill for FY 2016

June 23, 2015

Species-specific

Lesser prairie-chicken

Sen. Jerry Moran (R-AL)

Permanently delists the LPC from its threatened status and blocks federal funding to relist it

No

H.R. 2822 (H.Amdt. 3)

Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2016

June 23, 2015

Species-specific

Lesser prairie-chicken

Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS)

Permanently delists the LPC from its threatened status

No

H.R. 2822 (H. Amdt. 19)

Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2016

June 24, 2015

Species-specific

Gray wolf

Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA)

Permanently removes protections from  Gray wolves in Washington, Oregon, Utah

No

H.R. 2822 (H.Amdt. 16)

Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2016

June 24, 2015

Species-specific

Greater sage-grouse

Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV)

Would take away funding to manage sage grouse habitat or implement the Great Basin Region Greater Sage-Grouse Proposed Land Use Plan Amendments

No

H.R. 2910

Mexican Wolf Transparency and Accountability Act

June 25, 2015

Species-specific

Mexican gray wolf

Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ)

Permanently delists the Mexican gray wolf

No

H.R. 2898

Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015

June 25, 2015

Species-specific

Sacremento River salmon**; Delta smelt

Rep. David Valadao (R-CA)

Permanently overides ESA protections for species in the Bay Delta region to pump the maximum amt of water out of the San Joaquin river

No

S. 1691

National Forest Ecosystem Improvement Act of 2015

June 25, 2015

General attack

 

Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY)

Bypasses Sect. 7 consultation by deeming alternative consultation under FIFRA as achieving compliance

No

H.R. 2822 (H.Amdt. 615)

Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2016

July 7, 2015

Species-specific

Lesser prairie-chicken

Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS) and Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK)

Permanently delists the LPC; prohibits the enforcment of its current threatened listing

No

H.R. 2822 (H.Amdt. 626)

Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2016

July 7, 2015

Species-specific

Northern long-eared bat

Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA)

Prevents funding for any attemts to list the bat under the ESA

No

H.R. 2822 (H.Amdt. 627)

Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2016

July 7, 2015

Species-specific

Preble's Meadow Jumping Mouse

Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO)

Delists the mouse from its current listing status 

No

H.R. 2822 (H.Amdt. 581)

Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2016

July 7, 2015

Species-specific

Sonoran desert tortoise

Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ)

Would defund any attemts to list the sonoran desert tortoise under the ESA

No

H.R. 2822 (H.Amdt. 634)

Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2016

July 8, 2015

Species-specific

Clubshell; Fanshell; Rabbitsfoot;Rayed Bean; Sheepnose; Snuffbox mussels

Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN)

Prohibits USFWS to use funds to enforce the ESA with respect to the mussels

No

H.R. 2822 (H.Amdt. 633)

Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2016

July 8, 2015

General attack

 

Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA)

Would take away funds to pay legal fees for consent decrees to plaintiffs who sue to enforce the ESA, CAA, and CWA

No

H.R. 2822 (H.Amdt. 628)

Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2016

July 8, 2015

General attack

 

Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO)

Defunds any listing of plant or animal that has not undergone a status review first; contravenes the requirements of the ESA

No

H.R. 2822 (H.Amdt. 635)

Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2016

July 8, 2015

General attack

 

Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA)

Would prevent plaintiffs from gaining funds from attys fees for work in excess of over $125 per hour for ESA civil suits; Redundant and uncessary because the Equal Access to Justice Act already mandates this

No

H.R. 5751

Shiras Moose Protection and Recovery Act

July 13, 2015

General attack

 

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT)

Reissues the 2013 FWS rules to delist the Mexican gray wolf); Preempts judicial review

No

S. 1780

Restoring America's Watersheds Act of 2015

July 15, 2015

General attack

 

Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM)

Waives the ESA by allowingthe secretary to waive ANY requirement under the ESA by using the Interior Manual on Adaptive Management; Overbroad and vaguely written

No

S. 1769

African Elephant Conservation and Legal Ivory Possession Act of 2015

July 16, 2015

Species-specific

African elephant

Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT)

Amends Sect. 9 of the ESA to allow for the import of ivory; Makes it more difficult to track illegal ivory

No

H.R. 2898 (H.Amdt. 670)

Amdt. To the Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015

July 16, 2015

General attack

 

Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA)

Gives water contractors special applicant rights and influence over the Sect. 7 consultation process

No

H.R. 3162

Endangered Species Recovery Transparency Act

July 22, 2015

General attack

 

Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA)

Establishes burdensome reporting requirements about ESA litigation

No

S. 2011

Offshore Production and Energizing National Security Act of 2015

September 9, 2015

General attack

 

Rep. Lisa Murkowski (R-AR)

Waives incidental take permitsunder the ESA by making an incidental take permit under the Marine Protection Mammal Act sufficient for both laws

No

H.R.3682 (Sect. 942)

Reducing Employer Burdens, Unleashing Innovation, and Labor Development Act of 2015

October 2, 2015

General attack

 

Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY)

Deems the final 2008 BLM regulations on oil shales as sufficient for satisfying the ESA

No

S. 2281

A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to reissue final rules relating to listing of the gray wolf in the Western Great Lakes and Wyoming under the Endangered Species Act

November 10, 2015

Species-specific

Gray wolf

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI); Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY)

Reissues the 2011 and 2012 FWS rules to delist the n Wyoming and Great Lakes region (Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan); Preempts judicial review

No

S. 2286

Catastrophic Wildfire Prevention Act of 2015

November 17, 2015

General attack

 

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)

Requires FWS to do research on the impact of a listing on fossil fuel, timber, and forage loads before listing a species

No

H.R. 4034

Secure Fence Restoration Act of 2015

November 17, 2015

General attack

 

Rep. John Fleming (R-LA)

Waives a slew of environmental laws including the ESA in the construction of a fence along the Southwest border

No

H.R. 4245

To exempt importation and exportation of sea urchins and sea cucumbers from licensing requirements under the Endangered Species Act

December 11, 2015

Species-specific

Sea urchin; sea cucumbers

Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME)

Would force FWS to propose a rule exempting sea urchins and cucumbers export licensing and licensing requirements under Sect. 9 of the ESA

No

H.R. 4371

Article I Consolidated Appropriations Amendments, 2016

January 12, 2016

Species-specific

Lesser-prairie chicken; Long eared bat; Gray wolf

Rep. Ken Buck (R-Co)

Reinstates all the ESA delisting riders from FY 2016 omnibus, including rider to bar plaintiff's attorneys fees under the ESA

No

S. 659 (Sec. 14)

Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2015

January 16, 2016

Species-specific

Gray wolf

Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY)

Reissues the 2011 and 2012 FWS rules to delist the n Wyoming and Great Lakes region (Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan); Preempts judicial review

No- taken out before Senate passage

S. 659 (Sect. 14)

Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2015

January 16, 2016

Species-specific

Gray wolf

Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY)

Reissues the 2012 FWS rules to delist wolves Wyoming specifically

No- taken out before Senate passage

S. 659 (Sect. 15)

Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015

January 27, 2016

Species-specific

Gray wolf

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI)

Reissues the 2011 and 2012 FWS rules to delist the n Wyoming and Great Lakes region (Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan); preempts judicial review

No- taken out before Senate passage

S. 2012 (S.Amdt. 3034 to S.Amdt. 2953)

Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015

January 27, 2016

Species-specific

Northern long-eared bat

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI)

Prohibits the listing of the long-eared bat

No- taken out before Senate passage

S. 2012 (S.Amdt. 3027 to S.Amdt. 2953)

Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015

January 27, 2016

General attack

 

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)

Bars plaintiff recovery for those who file lawsuits to enforce the ESA

No- taken out before Senate passage

S. 2012 (S.Amdt. 3164)

Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015

February 2, 2016

Species-specific

Mexican gray wolf

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ)

Permanently elists the Mexican gray wolf

No- taken out before Senate passage

S. 2533

California Long-Term Provisions for Water Supply and Short-Term Provisions for Emergency Drought Relief Act

February 10, 2016

Species-specific

Sacremento River Salmon**; Delta smelt

Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA)

Weakens ESA protections for salmon by increasing water flows out of the San Joaquin River; Conflicts with state law, which prohibits the expansion of Shasta Dam to protect salmon

No

H.R. 2406 (Sect. 2001)

Sportsmen's Heritage And Recreational Enhancement ("SHARE") Act

February 26, 2016

Species-specific

Gray wolf

Rep. Reid Ribble (R-WI)

Reissues the 2011 and 2012 FWS rulesto delist wolves the Great lakes (Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan) and Wyoming; Preempts judicial review

No

H.R. 2406 (Sect. 2002)

Sportsmen's Heritage And Recreational Enhancement ("SHARE") Act

February 26, 2016

Species-specific

Gray wolf

Rep. Reid Ribble (R-WI)

Reissues the 2012 FWS rule to delist wolves in Wyoming

No

H.R. 1471 (Sect. 311)

FEMA Disaster Assistance Reform Act of 2015

February 29, 2016

General attack

 

Rep. Peter DiFazio (D-OR)

Would exempt FEMA from complying with consultation requirements of other federal laws, including the ESA in regards to the impacts of the National Flood Insurance Program

No

H.R. 4739

Greater Sage Grouse Protection and Recovery Act of 2016

March 15, 2016

Species-specific

Greater sage-grouse

Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT)

Delays a potential ESA listing for greater sage-grouse for at least 10 years; Transfers management of 60 million acres where the SG occurs from BLM to the states

No

H.R. 5055 (Sect. 204)

Rider to Energy and Water Appropriations Bill for FY 2017

April 12, 2016

Species-specific

Sacremento salmon**; Delta smelt

Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID)

Maximixes pumping of water to Central CA but blocks reinitiation of Sect. 7 consultation

No

H.R. 5055 (Sect. 205)

Rider to Energy and Water Appropriations Bill for FY 2017

April 12, 2016

Species-specific

Sacremento salmon**; Delta smelt

Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID)

Requires water pumping form the Delta far in excess of the maximum levels permitted under 2 ESA BiOps; prohibit implementation of the BiOps if doing so would reduce water supply

No

H.R. 5055 (Sect. 206)

Rider to Energy and Water Appropriations Bill for FY 2017

April 12, 2016

Species-specific

Sacremento salmon**; Delta smelt

Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID)

Precludes implementation of the ESA (Sect. 7) if it affects water rights under CA state law

No

H.R. 5055 (Sect. 207)

Rider to Energy and Water Appropriations Bill for FY 2017

April 12, 2016

Species-specific

Sacremento salmon**; Delta smelt

Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID)

Prohibits funding to carry out the settlement agreement of NRDC vs. Kirk Rogers, which restored water flows in San Joaquin River for endangered fish

No

H.R. 5055 (Sect. 208)

Rider to Energy and Water Appropriations Bill for FY 2017

April 12, 2016

Species-specific

Sacremento salmon**; Delta smelt

Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID)

Prohibits funding to maintain flows in any river in CA when there is a drought

No

H.R. 4909 (Sect. 2864)

Rider to the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2017

April 25, 2016

Species-specific

Greater sage-grouse

Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX)

Delays any listing on greater sage grouse for next 10yrs, until 2026; Blocks state management plans

No

H.R. 4909 (Sect. 2866)

Rider to the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2017

April 27, 2016

Species-specific

American burying beetle

Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK)

Permanently delists the ABB

No

H.R. 4909 (Sect. 2865)

Rider to the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2017

April 27, 2016

Species-specific

Lesser prairie-chicken

Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK)

Permanently delists the LPC; prohibits the enforcment of its current threatened listing; Unecessary because FWS has a Ct. order to remove the species anyways

No

S. 2876

Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery Plan Act

April 29, 2016

Species-specific

Mexican gray wolf

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ)

Allows hostile states to intervene in forming the recovery plan despite the requirement for best available science

No

H.R. 5281

Endangered Species Management Self-Determination Act

May 18, 2016

General attack

 

Rep. Blaine Leutkemeyer (R-MO)

Automatically removes all ESA protections for all species unless Congress votes to extend protections for each species; Requires state governor approval in order for a species to be listed

No

H.Amdts to S. 2012 (Sect. 2104)

Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015

May 20, 2016

Species-specific

African elephant; Asian elephant

Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX)

Exempts the sale, possession, and trade of ivory from the ESA

No- energy conference collapsed

H.Amdts to S. 2012 (Sect. 2201)

Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015

May 20, 2016

Species-specific

Gray wolf

Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX)

Reissues the 2011 and 2012 FWS rules to delist wolves the Great lakes (Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan) and Wyoming; Preempts judicial review

No- energy conference collapsed

H.Amdts to S. 2012 (Sect. 2202)

Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015

May 20, 2016

Species-specific

Gray wolf

Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX)

Reissues the 2012 FWS rule to delist wolves in Wyoming specifically

No- energy conference collapsed

H.Amdts to S. 2012 (Div. C)

Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015

May 20, 2016

Species-specific

Sacremento River salmon**; Delta smelt

Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX)

Permanently overides ESA protections for species in the Bay Delta region to pump the maximum amt of water out of the San Joaquin river

No- energy conference collapsed

H.R. 5538 (Sect. 119)

Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017

May 24, 2016

Species-specific

Gray wolf

Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)

Reissues the 2011 and 2012 FWS rules so delist wolves the Great lakes (Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan) and Wyoming; Preempts judicial review

No

H.R. 5538 (Sect. 114)

Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017

May 24, 2016

Species-specific

Greater sage grouse

Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)

Delays ESA listing for the Greater sage grouse for 1 year (funding limitation); Transfers 60 million acres of BLM land to states

No

H.R. 5538 (Sect. 118)

Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017

May 24, 2016

Species-specific

Sacremento River Salmon**; Delta smelt

Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)

Weakens ESA protections for salmon and delta smelt in California’s Bay-Delta region by diverting funding to expand hatchery programs for the purposes of minimizing adverse effects on water pumping projects

No

H.R. 5538 (Sect. 118)

Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017

May 24, 2016

Species-specific

Sacremento River Salmon**; Delta smelt

Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)

Weakens ESA protections for salmon and delta smelt in California’s Bay-Delta region by diverting funding to expand hatchery programs for the purposes of minimizing adverse effects on water pumping projects

No

S. 3068 (Sect. 119)

Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017

June 14, 2016

Species-specific

Gray wolf

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AL)

Reissues the 2011 and 2012 FWS rules to delist wolves the Great lakes (Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan) and Wyoming; Preempts judicial review

No

S. 3068 (Sect. 115)

Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017

June 14, 2016

Species-specific

Greater sage grouse; Columbian basin sage grouse

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AL)

Delays ESA listing for the Greater sage grouse for 1 year (funding limitation)

No

S. 3068 (Sect. 111)

Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017

June 14, 2016

Species-specific

Lesser prairie-chicken

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AL)

Funding limitation to prohibit the enforcement of species' current threatened listing; Unecessary because FWS has a Ct. order to remove the species anyways

No

H.R. 5538 (Sect. 445)

Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017

June 15, 2016

Species-specific

Lesser prairie-chicken

Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS)

Permanently delists the LPC; Prohibits the enforcment of its current threatened listing

No

H.R. 5538 (Sect. 447)

Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017

June 15, 2016

Species-specific

Sacremento River Salmon**; Delta smelt

Rep. David Valadao (R-CA)

Restricts implentation of two Sect. 7 BiOps which would limt the amount of water being pumped out the CA Bay-Delta estruary

No

H.R. 5538 (Sec. 448)

Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017

June 15, 2016

Species-specific

Sacremento River Salmon**; Delta smelt

Rep. David Valadao (R-CA)

Overrides two Sect. 7 BiOps by requiring water pumping in excess of what is allowed in the BiOps regarding water management in the CA Bay-Delta estruary

No

H.R. 5538 (Sect. 449)

Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017

June 15, 2016

Species-specific

Sacremento River Salmon**; Delta smelt

Rep. David Valadao (R-CA)

Overrides the ESA Sect. 7 consultation with state water rights if consultation interferes with water pumping and water rights.

No

H.R. 5538 (Sect. 450)

Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017

June 15, 2016

Species-specific

Sacremento River Salmon**; Delta smelt

Rep. David Valadao (R-CA)

Blocks funds to implement the court settlement which restores the San Joaquin River for imperiled fish

No

H.R. 5538 (Sect. 477)

Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017

July 6, 2016

Species-specific

Gray wolf

Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA)

Permanently delists all Gray wolves throughout the lower 48 states

No

H.R. 5538 (H.Amdt. 116)

Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017

July 6, 2016

Species-specific

Gulf sturgeon

Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL)

Mandates FWS conduct a study and report to Congress on the status of recovery of gulf sturgeon for the purposed of downlisting or delisting

No

H.R. 5538 (Sect. 494)

Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017

July 6, 2016

Species-specific

Mexican gray wolf

Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM); Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ)

Permanently delists the Mexican gray wolf (funding limitation); Blocks portions of the recovery plan

No

H.R. 5538 (Sect. 478)

Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017

July 6, 2016

Species-specific

New Mexico meadow jumping mouse

Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM)

Permanently delists the mouse from its current endangered status

No

H.R. 5538 (Sect. 476)

Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017

July 6, 2016

Species-specific

Preble's Meadow Jumping Mouse

Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO)

Delists the mouse from its current listing status (funding limitation)

No

H.R. 5538 (Sect. 496)

Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017

July 6, 2016

General attack

 

Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA)

Prevents agencies from paying any legal fees for lawsuit settlements that enforce environmental laws, including the ESA

No

H.R. 5538 (Sect. 475)

Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017

July 6, 2016

General attack

 

Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO)

Delists any plant or animal species that has not undergone a periodic 5 year review (which is most of the species given FWS' backlog)

No

H.R. 5538 (H.Amdt. 61)

Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017

July 6, 2016

General attack

 

Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI)

Would prevent plaintiffs from gaining funds from attys fees for work in excess of over $125 per hour for ESA civil suits; redundant and uncessary because the Equal Access to Justice Act already mandates this

No

S. 612 (Subtitle J)

Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act

December 5, 2016

Species-specific

Sacremento River salmon**; Delta smelt

Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA); Rep. Kevin McCarthy

Requires for the maximum amt of water to be pumped out of the Sacremento and San Joaquin rivers; Overrides Section 7 consultation requirements

Yes- became Public Law 114-322

S. 3533

Litigation Relief for Forest Management Projects Act

December 8, 2016

General attack

 

Rep. Steve Daines (R-MT); Rep. John Tester (D-MT)

Overides a 9th Circuit ct. decision; Bypasses Sect. 7 Consultation for land management plans, even if a species is listed or critical habitat is designated

No

 

 

*Columbia River salmon

  1. Chum salmon (Columbia River DPS)
  2. Steelhead trout (Snake River DPS)
  3. Steelhead trout (Upper Columbia River DPS)
  4. Coho salmon (Oregon Coast DPS)
  5. Coho salmon (Lower Columbia River DPS)
  6. Steelhead trout (Middle Columbia River DPS)
  7. Chinook salmon (Lower Columbia River DPS)
  8. Chinook salmon (Snake River spring-summer run DPS)
  9. Chinook salmon (Upper Willamette River spring run DPS)
  10. Chinook salmon (Snake River fall run DPS)
  11. Steelhead trout (Lower Columbia River DPS)
  12. Sockeye salmon (Snake River DPS)
  13. Steelhead trout (Upper Willamette River winter run DPS)
  14. Pacific eulachon (southern DPS)
  15. Chinook salmon (Upper Columbia River spring run DPS)

**Sacramento River salmon

  1. Chinook salmon (Sacramento River winter run DPS)
  2. Chinook salmon (California Coast DPS)
  3. Steelhead trout (Central Valley DPS)
  4. Steelhead trout (Northern California DPS)
  5. Steelhead trout (South-Central California coast DPS)
  6. Steelhead trout (Central California Coastal DPS)
  7. North American green sturgeon (southern DPS)
  8. Delta Smelt

***Pacific Salmon

  1. Chum salmon (Columbia River DPS)
  2. Chum salmon (Hood Canal summer run DPS)
  3. Coho salmon (Oregon Coast DPS)
  4. Coho salmon (southern OR and northern CA DPS)
  5. Coho salmon (Lower Columbia River DPS)
  6. Steelhead trout (Middle Columbia River DPS)
  7. Chinook salmon (Lower Columbia River DPS)
  8. Chinook salmon (Snake River spring-summer run DPS)
  9. Chinook salmon (Upper Willamette River spring run DPS)
  10. Chinook salmon (Snake River fall run DPS)
  11. Chinook salmon (Upper Columbia River spring run DPS)
  12. Chinook salmon (Puget Sound DPS)
  13. Steelhead trout (Snake River DPS)
  14. Steelhead trout (Upper Columbia River DPS)
  15. Steelhead trout (Lower Columbia River DPS)
  16. Steelhead trout (Upper Willamette River winter run DPS)
  17. Sockeye salmon (Snake River DPS)
  18. Pacific eulachon (Columbia River Smelt) (southern DPS)
  19. Sockeye salmon (Ozette Lake DPS)