Utah Representative sets his sights on Endangered Species Act

Rep. Rob Bishop, a fierce opponent of the Endangered Species Act, recently steered five bills meant to ultimately dismantle the law through the House Natural Resources Committee, which he chairs, says The Washington Post.

Rep. Bishop calls for $50 million to fund public lands transfer

House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop has put in a budget request to allocate $50 million to pay for costs related to transferring federal land to states, says The Hill. One of the loudest voices in the land transfer movement, the Republican senator from Utah Senator argued in his request that “poorly managed federal lands create a burden for surrounding states and communities.”