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A bill to amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to establish a procedure for approval of certain settlements.


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Date
05/13/2019Introduced in Senate

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Date
05/13/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
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Senate Environment and Public Works05/13/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (05/13/2019)

This bill revises provisions governing citizen suits against the Department of the Interior or the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration that allege a failure of the relevant department to perform its duties related to an endangered species or threatened species. Interior must publish the complaint in a citizen suit within 30 days of being served. Affected parties must be given a reasonable opportunity to intervene in the suit. If affected parties intervene, the court must refer the action to a mediation program or magistrate judge to facilitate settlement discussions.

The court is prohibited from awarding litigation costs in such citizen suits that are settled.

Interior must provide notice of a proposed settlement to each affected state or county. A settlement may not be approved if states or counties object.