Rep. Norman "Doc" Hastings, R-Wash., center, discusses a new report that proposes alterations to the 40-year-old Endangered Species Act, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, during a news conference on Capitol in

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Rep. Norman "Doc" Hastings, R-Wash., center, discusses a new report that proposes alterations to the 40-year-old Endangered Species Act, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, during a news conference on Capitol in Washington. Hastings, along with Rep. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., left, led the Endangered Species Act Congressional Working Group, a panel of House Republicans who want the law to be administered by the states to balance wildlife protection with economic development. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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