Administration Reverses Endangered Species Policy

On March 28, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it will reverse policy and no longer consider the economic impact when making Endangered Species Act designations, despite feedback from organizations like the Hardwood Federation, who urged regulators to allow flexibility. Previously, regulators rejected the one-size-fits-all policy that had significantly expanded the number of endangered listings. 
Read more: Hardwood Federation - March 2024 Newsletter → |  Biden-Harris Administration Finalizes Rules to Strengthen Protection and Recovery of Threatened and Endangered Species and Their Habitats → | Hardwood Federation Letter for Proposed Revisions to Certain Portions of Section 4 →