February 22, 1996

Senator Dirk Kempthorne

The Endangered Species Act expired in 1993. Even though the act is still being enforced, all future listings have been suspended. In this episode of Dialogue, Marcia Franklin talks with Idaho Senator Dirk Kempthorne about a bill he authored to reauthorize the Endangered Species Act. Some of the provisions of Sen. Kempthorne's proposal include: defining an endangered species as being on course to be extinct in two human generations, requiring critical habitats be occupied by listed species, and establishing an endangered species commission.