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By BRANDON MESSICK
Daily Press Staff Writer
The Eddy County Commission announced Tuesday it has added its support to the Endangered Species Transparency and Reasonableness Act (H.R. 4315), which the U.S. House of Representatives passed in a 233-190 vote July 29.
The act, if approved and enacted by the Senate and the president, would amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 and require that the U.S. Secretary of the Interior and Secretary of Commerce make publicly available the best scientific and commercial data that comprise the determination as to whether or not a species is ruled to be “endangered” or “threatened” under U.S. law. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.

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