Summary of the Legislation:
To direct the Secretary of the Interior to extend an exemption from certain requirements of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to protect public health and safety.
News Articles about this Legislation:
“Senators Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee, and Representatives Jim Matheson, Jason Chaffetz and Rob Bishop, introduced the Protecting Public Safety and Sacred Sites from the Utah Prairie Dog Act, which will permit the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to take what the Delegation professes to be much-needed steps to protect Utahans from the hazards posed to public safety from prairie dogs.”
Kuzmanic, Joyce. (2011, September 20). Prairie dogs a threat? Utah Congressional Delegation asks Congress to act. St. George News. Retrieved from http://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2011/09/20/prairie-dogs-a-threat-utah-congressional-delegation-asks-congress-to-act/