Bill Would Direct FWS to Remove ESA Protections for Greater Yellowstone Grizzly Bears

House Resolution 1245 would direct the Secretary of the Interior to reissue a final rule relating to removing the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem population of grizzly bears from the Federal list of endangered and threatened wildlife. It was introduced by Representative Harriet Hageman. Representative Matt Rosendale introduced a similar bill, House Resolution 1364, which additionally would require removal of Endangered Species Act protections for the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem population of grizzly bears. Both bills have been referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources. The text of both bills is not yet publicly available.