Endangered Fish Recovery Programs Extension Act of 2012 (H.R. 6060)

 In an effort to ensure compliance with the Endangered Species Act for over 1,600 water projects that withdraw water from the Colorado River, the Endangered Fish Recovery Programs Extension Act of 2012 (H.R. 6060) was introduced in the House in July. According to Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO), a cosponsor of the bill, the Act extends “the authorization for the Upper Colorado and San Juan fish recovery program and will continue much needed efforts to recover four endangered fish species and provide Endangered Species Act compliance for federal, tribal, and non-federal water projects.”