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U.S. House Passes Legislation to Make Endangered Species Determinations More Transparent


It would require federal agencies to publish data where a species should be designated "endangered" or just "threatened."

 

Republicans like co-sponsor of the bill, Congressman Greg Walden of Oregon says it will make the process more transparent.

 

"This legislation is needed because this forty year old law hasn't been udpated.  The data used by the agency should be available to the public and also posted on line and also how much money is spent battling lawsuits."

 

The Obama Adminsitration as well as Oregonian Representative Peter DeFazio oppose the House bill saying it will increase the amount of red tape.


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