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Pfluger: Biden is Weaponizing a Lizard Against the Livelihoods of Texans

WASHINGTON, DC — Friday, Congressman August Pfluger (TX-11) released a statement slamming the Biden Administration’s U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service for its proposed rule listing the dunes sagebrush lizard as “endangered” under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

Congressman August Pfluger has already introduced the Listing Reform Act, a bill to modernize the ESA and prevent it from being used as a weapon against America’s critical agriculture and energy industries.

Rep. August Pfluger (TX-11): “The radical Biden Administration cannot help themselves. Over the 4th of July weekend, they’re spending their time attacking the oil & gas industry by listing the sagebrush lizard as endangered. Biden is weaponizing a lizard against the livelihoods of Texans to destroy an entire industry and our nation’s energy security—and tainting the intent of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). I have already introduced legislation to reform the ESA to deliver reasonable, common-sense protections for endangered species while preventing overbearing regulations coming from Washington, DC, and I will continue to work against these targeted listings. Don’t mess with oil & gas.”