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Former Wyoming Governor David Freudenthal testifies on modernizing the Endangered Species Act

 

February 16, 2017

COURTESY/Sen. Barrasso's Office

Former Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal testifies Wednesday before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works about the Endangered Species Act.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Wednesday, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), welcomed Wyoming's former Democratic Governor David Freudenthal to the committee.

Gov. Freudenthal was testifying before the committee at an oversight hearing on "Modernization of the Endangered Species Act (ESA)." The hearing focused on the need to modernize the ESA in order to improve recovery rates and lead to the eventual delisting of recovered species.

Wyoming is a leader in addressing issues associated with the ESA. Current Gov. Matt Mead has worked...



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