Conservation

H.R.2134 – Endangered Species Management Self-Determination Act

Short Titles as Introduced:

Endangered Species Management Self-Determination Act

Official Title as Introduced:

To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to permit Governors of States to regulate intrastate endangered species and intrastate threatened species, and for other purposes.

Conservation

H.R.2074 – Public Input for National Monuments Act

Short Titles as Introduced:

Public Input for National Monuments Act

Official Title as Introduced:

To amend chapter 3203 of title 54, United States Code, to require compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 as a condition on the designation of national monuments.

Animals

H.Res.244 – Expressing support for Japan to end its whaling in all forms and to strengthen measures to conserve whale populations.

Summary:
Introduced in House (04/03/2017)

Urges the United States to: (1) continue to be a global leader in whale conservation and protection, and (2) promote international efforts to conserve and protect the world’s whales.

Opposes commercial whaling.

Urges Japan to cease all whaling.

Welcomes the opportunity to work with International Whaling Commission member countries at the next Commission meeting in Brazil in 2018 on preventing and mitigating threats to whales and their habitats.

Conservation

H.R.2167 – Acre In, Acre Out Act

Short Titles as Introduced:

Acre In, Acre Out Act

Official Title as Introduced:

To provide for no net increase in the total acreage of certain Federal land under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, or the Forest Service, and for other purposes.

 

Conservation

H.R.958 – Wasteful EPA Programs Elimination Act of 2017

Short Titles as Introduced:

Wasteful EPA Programs Elimination Act of 2017

Official Title as Introduced:

To eliminate certain programs of the Environmental Protection Agency, and for other purposes.

Summary:

Introduced in House (02/07/2017)

Wasteful EPA Programs Elimination Act of 2017

This bill terminates all existing grant programs of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), its National Clean Diesel Campaign, and its environmental justice programs. The EPA may not establish new grant programs.

Federal funds may not be used by the EPA:

  • to implement any ozone standard promulgated after this bill’s enactment date;
  • to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from mobile sources, or from fossil fuel-fired electric utility generating units;
  • for the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program;
  • for the Global Methane Initiative;
  • for the Climate Resilience Fund;
  • for the Climate Resilience Evaluation Awareness Tool;
  • for the Green Infrastructure Program;
  • for the Climate Ready Water Utilities Initiative; or
  • for climate research at the EPA’s Office of Research and Development.

The EPA must: (1) discontinue operation and maintenance of its field offices and activities carried out through those offices, and (2) dispose of or lease any underutilized property.