NCBA welcomes Senate action on lesser prairie chicken

NAFB News Service

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association welcomed the Senate passage of a resolution of disapproval that would stop the listing of the lesser prairie chicken on the Endangered Species Act.

The Congressional Review Act Resolution of Disapproval was led by Kansas’ Roger Marshall.

“The lesser prairie chicken listing will do little to benefit the bird, but it will succeed in shutting down the voluntary conservation work that is responsible for the species surviving today,” NCBA Policy Division Director Gene Copenhaver said. “This resolution puts flexible, locally-led conservation efforts back at the forefront.”

Rep. Tracy Mann of Kansas is leading a companion resolution in the House to disapprove the lesser prairie chicken listing. The resolution recently passed the House Natural Resources Committee.

NCBA is currently suing the Department of the Interior and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the listing of the lesser prairie chicken.

The lawsuit was filed in Texas in March.

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