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House OKs Endangered Species Act Reform
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:04 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Though a bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives offers some reforms of the Endangered Species Act, lawmakers who have been pursuing changes to the law that has been a headache for farmers and ranchers for decades say more reform is needed.

The "21st Century Endangered Species Transparency Act" passed Tuesday is the product of efforts by Western lawmakers and agriculture groups that have for years been calling for changes to help ease the pressure on agriculture. A companion bill, 2635, was referred to a Senate committee on July 22, but faces a steep uphill battle ...

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