AUSTIN –  The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Director of the Center for the American Future, Robert Henneke, submitted comments to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on FWS and the National Marine Fisheries Service’s proposed changes to the regulations governing how parties file petitions under Section 4 of the Endangered Species Act. 

“The proposed changes to the regulations for petitions under the Endangered Species Act present a valuable opportunity to improve the process for species listing. Limiting petitions to one species each would compel petitioners seeking to add new species to provide adequate and precise information in justification,” said Henneke. “Furthermore, the requirement that the States be involved early in the process to list new species before a petition is submitted ensures that States have the opportunity to submit meaningful input.”

Read the entire letter to FWS here.

To schedule an interview with Mr. Henneke, please contact Caroline Espinosa or 512-472-2700.

The Honorable Robert Henneke is the Director of the Foundation’s Center for the American Future.

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin, Texas.

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