NESARC Files Comments with FWS and NMFS on Proposed Changes to Regulations for ESA Petitions

18 September 2015

(WASHINGTON, DC) — The National Endangered Species Act Reform Coalition (NESARC) today filed comments with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service (collectively, the “Services”) on a proposed rule to amend the existing regulations governing submission of petitions under the Endangered Species Act.

According to the comments:

NESARC supports the Services’ efforts to update and clarify the procedures and requirements for submission of petitions seeking the listing, delisting and change in status for a species as well as petitions for the revision of critical habitat….We support these core concepts as they will help to restore balance to the petition process going forward.”

Click here to access NESARC’s comments