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Defense Spending Bill is Burdened Once Again with Unrelated Anti-Wildlife Riders


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Defense Spending Bill is Burdened Once Again with Unrelated Anti-Wildlife Riders

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, the House Armed Services Committee included several destructive riders for wildlife in the markup of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), annual legislation that authorizes military funding. The NDAA legislation has nothing to do with wildlife management. One rider included in the underlying bill overturns a public planning process to conserve greater sage-grouse and blocks their protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) for at least a decade.

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