The basis is that PA would have to wait for federal government to list an animal endangered before the state can. If the animal is specific to PA and not the entire country the government may not move fast on it as opposed to an animal found widely across many states.
HB 1576 is a solution in search of a problem and if enacted, Pennsylvania will have to wait until the federal government decides to list a species before Pennsylvania can protect it, or will require the involvement of the Independent Regulatory Review Commission. These extra layers of bureaucratic red tape could take years, far too long for delicate wildlife.
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