S.724 - A bill to amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 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.111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Barrasso, John [R-WY] (Introduced 03/26/2009)|
|Committees:||Senate - Environment and Public Works|
|Latest Action:||03/26/2009 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.724 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/26/2009)
Amends the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to prohibit the Secretary of the Interior from considering global climate change as a natural or manmade factor in the determination as to whether a species is threatened or endangered until the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) notifies the Secretary that: (1) each major emitter of greenhouse gas (GHG) (specifically including China, India, and the United States) has ratified an international agreement to reduce the quantity of GHGs emitted; and (2) any such emitter found to not to be in compliance with such agreement, in any year, becomes compliant.
Makes this Act effective as of January 1, 2006.