Dear conservation stakeholder,
Please see this news release from the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service announcing that it, along with the National Marine Fisheries Service, are releasing a plan to improve and strengthen implementation of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The set of proposed actions follows Executive Order 13990, which directed all federal agencies to review and address agency actions during the last four years that conflict with Biden-Harris administration objectives, such as addressing climate change. The news release includes information on the specific regulations that are proposed for review and possible revision.
Each of these recommended actions will undergo a rigorous and transparent rulemaking process, including publication of a proposed rule in the Federal Register, a public comment period and coordination with federally recognized Tribes before being finalized.