wildlife bills

Conservation funding fireworks erupt

July 1, 2022

Second Amendment political fireworks sprayed into the realm of wildlife conservation funding heading into the holiday weekend.
But some expect the plan that would kill an 85-year-old American tradition will only fizzle.

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House passes act worth millions for Oklahoma wildlife

June 19, 2022

Backers say it is a money-saving offset that empowers states to keep species away from the costly federal mandates that come with Endangered Species Act listing. Critics say it is spending the country can’t afford right now, especially with no sunset clause.

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Inhofe votes with majority for $1.4 billion wildlife act

April 7, 2022

Aimed at boosting state, tribal, and territorial conservation efforts with $1.4 billion annually, it is seen as a way to ease the growing numbers of threatened wildlife headed for listing under the federal Endangered Species Act.

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Senate Wildlife shoots down ODWC ‘priority’ bill

February 28, 2022

The Senate Agriculture and Wildlife Committee shot down a bill that the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation labeled a priority early Monday before it had a chance to go anywhere.

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Federal plan would help Oklahoma tribes manage wildlife corridors

February 18, 2022

The Tribal Wildlife Corridors Act would set aside $50 million a year for tribal nations to implement and maintain protections against development disrupting animal migration.

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