Harris Opposes Funds for Critical Habitat Designation of Atlantic Sturgeon

Jul 14, 2017

Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md)
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Under an amendment by Congressman Andy Harris funds could not be spent to ensure the Critical Habitat designation for the Atlantic Sturgeon in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the Eastern Shore Republican said that National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration did not get adequate input from local communities for the proposal.

He said the agency had not provided sufficient documentation.

The amendment was included a measure adopted by the House Appropriations Committee for the next fiscal year.