WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today participated in a hearing examining the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act.
SHOW ME THE MONEY: “In your opinion, what is the underlying problem that Recovering America’s Wildlife Act is intending to fix, besides more money?”
REDIRECTING FUNDS: “Resource constraints are difficult…Fish and Wildlife [Service] has constraints too…There has been an effort to make changes to this bill that would redirect a portion of the funding to the Fish and Wildlife Service. What kind of impacts do you think that would have on what you’ve just explained is the main objective of the bill?”
WORKING WITH PRIVATE LAND OWNERS: “You talked about the blanket 4(d) rule and what kind of impacts that would have. Can you elaborate on how rescinding that rule and returning to a more tailored approach, how would that benefit our private land owners and the quest of keeping species off of the [endangered species] list?”
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