October 06, 2005

Crapo Speaks On ESA Reform

Senator featured on talk show webcast

Washington, DC â??Endangered Species Act (ESA) legislation and recent developments regarding the Act were the topic of a webcast talk show today featuring Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, who is leading a bipartisan Senate Wildlife Recovery workgroup that is working to update the ESA. The webcast talk show, â??OnPointâ??, can be viewed at www.eandetv.com. â??OnPointâ?? is a daily webcast focusing on environmental and energy issues, featuring top government, industry, policy, and academic experts. Crapo speaks about the recent House-passed ESA legislation and possible action in the Senate.â??All eyes are on now on the Senate to build on the strong points of consensus on improving the ESA,â?? Crapo said. â??Itâ??s been 17 years since the last amendments to the ESA and during that time, many people have come to agree that incentives for land owners and other updates will help us recover more endangered wildlife. I look forward to working with the leadership of the Senate Environment Committee and all interested Senators on this issue.â??