S.2491 - Protect America's Wildlife and Fish in Need of Conservation Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Udall, Tom [D-NM] (Introduced 09/17/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Environment and Public Works|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 09/17/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2491 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (09/17/2019)
Protect America’s Wildlife and Fish In Need of Conservation Act of 2019 or the PAW and FIN Conservation Act of 2019
This bill nullifies several 2019 rules that revise regulations relating to the listing of endangered or threatened species and the designation of critical habitats.
The restored rules
- automatically give threatened species the same protections as endangered species;
- revise requirements governing when an agency must consult with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service or the National Marine Fisheries Service about endangered species, threatened species, or their habitats;
- prohibit economic assessments from being considered in listing decisions; and
- revise the criteria used for designating critical habitats for the species.
Rulemakings related to these regulations must incorporate climate change impacts.