S.273 - Greater Sage-Grouse Protection and Recovery Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Risch, James E. [R-ID] (Introduced 02/01/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Environment and Public Works|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 02/01/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.273 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (02/01/2017)
Greater Sage Grouse Protection and Recovery Act of 2017
This bill addresses the October 2, 2015, finding of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) that the greater sage grouse is not an endangered or threatened species. Until September 30, 2027, the USFWS may not modify or invalidate the finding.
Additionally, the Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) are prohibited from amending any federal resource management plans that affect the greater sage grouse in a state in which the governor has notified Interior or USDA that a state management plan is in place.