May 2017 Monthly Briefing
Diverse Western Interests Find Common Ground
Coalition reaches agreement on conservation, ESA platform
A recent letter signed on to by several Western agricultural and conservation groups demonstrates that constructive interests can find common ground on volatile issues like species conservation and the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
The Western Agricultural and Conservation Coalition (WACC), a group of farming, ranching, water and conservation organizations that has been working for nearly a decade on matters of common interest critical to agriculture and the environment, recently transmitted to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee a letter outlining the platform agreed to on ESA and species conservation. The ongoing effort by the Western Governors Association (WGA) Species Conservation and ESA Initiative is a process that has had some influence on this effort, and is a process that the WACC has previously expressed formal support for. The WACC has yet to take a position on any recommendations that have come out of the WGA effort.
Click here to read the May 2017 special conference edition of the "Monthly Briefing" and learn more about these and other issues of interest to Western farmers and ranchers who rely upon irrigation:
Alliance Outlines Regulatory Concerns in Letter to EPA
White House Releases FY 18 Budget—What it means for Western Ag
House Passes Pesticide Exemption Legislation
Confirmation Hearing Held for Important Interior Dep't Nominee
Alliance Supports Water Rights Protection Act
Politics Delay Senate Consideration of Storage Permitting Bill
Alliance Supports Water and Tax Reform Bill
Pruitt Moves to Curtail EPA use of “Sue and Settle”; GOP Pushes Bills
Trump Administration Moves Forward with WOTUS Re-write - Alliance Preparing Recommendations
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