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Smith Introduces Sound Science Endangered Species Bill

by CBB Staff
Columbia Basin Bulletin - January 23, 2004

On the opening day of the second session of the 108th Congress, Sen. Gordon Smith, R-Ore., introduced the Sound Science for Endangered Species Planning Act (S. 2009) which would require greater weight be given to field-tested and scientifically reviewed data when making decisions under the Endangered Species Act.

"Decisions based on bad science can take a tremendous toll on people who make their living from the land," Smith said. "Just as importantly, the environment doesn't benefit from flawed policies. Preventing these mistakes is something everyone can support."

Specifically, S. 2009 includes provisions that would:

CBB Staff
Smith Introduces Sound Science Endangered Species Bill
Columbia Basin Bulletin, January 23, 2004

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