AGA Comments on Mitigation Policy for Endangered Species
On October 17, 2016 the American Gas Association provided the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service feedback on the Service’s proposed Endangered Species Act Compensatory Mitigation Policy. AGA appreciates and supports the Service’s efforts to foster the creation of consolidated compensatory mitigation programs. Such programs provide project proponents and regulators with additional tools to minimize the impacts. However, AGA encourages the Service to ensure that any policy fits within the Service’s statutory authority and provides workable guidance for the full range of compensatory mitigation options.