PAW & FIN Conservation Act Introduced

In August 2019, the US Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service finalized three regulatory changes to the Endangered Species Act (ESA) that drastically undermine this crucial conservation law. In response, Representative Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) introduced the Protect America’s Wildlife and Fish in Need of Conservation Act (PAW and FIN Conservation Act), which would repeal these crippling regulations. AWI helped organize a Capitol Hill briefing on the bill in November 2019. The PAW and FIN Conservation Act passed the House Natural Resources Committee in January and now awaits action in the full House.