Dan Ashe served as FWS Director from June 2011 until January 2017. The following is an archive of blogs authored by Director Ashe during that time. This content is intended for historical reference only and not as a representation of current Service policy or opinion.
On Tuesday, I testified before the House Committee on Natural Resources about one of our nation’s greates conservation laws: the Endangered Species Act.
The committee asked me to testify out of a concern that excessive litigation is preventing efficient implementation of the act and slowing job creation. You can watch my opening remarks below.