February 10, 1995 in Idaho

Endangered Species? Call Idaho First

From Staff And Wire Reports

Rep. Charles Cuddy, D-Coeur d’Alene, wants states to have a say over which animals are listed under the endangered species act.

Cuddy persuaded the House Resources and Conservation Committee Thursday to introduce his bill.

“It says that before you name another of anything to the Endangered Species Act, you have to get the Idaho Legislature to approve,” Cuddy said. “All we’re saying is we want a hand in the naming.”

Idaho wildlife experts are every bit as competent as federal experts in determining what species should be labeled endangered, Cuddy said.

Get stories like this in a free daily email

Please keep it civil. Don't post comments that are obscene, defamatory, threatening, off-topic, an infringement of copyright or an invasion of privacy. Read our forum standards and community guidelines.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus