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For over thirteen years, the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Policy Orientation has been one of the nation’s top policy conferences, selling out each year while bringing together lawmakers, policy experts, and engaged citizens from across the political spectrum to discuss critical issues facing the Lone Star State and America. 

Policy Orientation 2016 will be held January 6-8 at the Hilton Austin. For more information and to register, please visit policyorientation.com.
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Thursday, January 7 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Mission Accomplished!? What Should Happen After a Protected Species Under the Endangered Species Act Recovers?

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This panel will focus on the efforts to remove species from the endangered species act that are not threatened with extinction and the federal government’s lack of constitutional authority to regulate intrastate species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). It is important that valid science plays a significant role in making the ESA listing and delisting decisions, and this panel will discuss the left’s blanket opposition to any lessening of ESA regulation despite current objective, scientific studies.

**This panel is CLE accredited**  

Moderators
avatar for The Honorable Robert Henneke

The Honorable Robert Henneke

Director, Center for the American Future, Texas Public Policy Foundation
The Honorable Robert Henneke is the Director of the Center for the American Future at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. | | Before joining the Foundation, Robert served as the twice-elected Kerr County Attorney where he fought to protect the community through tough prosecution and brought conservative values to county government. Robert began his legal career serving as an Assistant Attorney General in the General Litigation division under... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for The Honorable Susan Combs

The Honorable Susan Combs

Principal, Texans for Positive Economic Prosperity
Susan Combs knows that the answer is in the numbers. Throughout her career of public service, she has transformed government by emphasizing facts and figures over emotion and partisan passion. Her insistence on good data was a hallmark of her terms as a state representative, Texas’ first woman Agriculture Commissioner, and Texas Comptroller and Treasurer. Having stepped out of the political spotlight, she continues to apply her bedrock... Read More →
avatar for William Perry Pendley

William Perry Pendley

President, Mountain States Legal Foundation
William Perry Pendley, President and Chief Operating Officer of Mountain States Legal Foundation, was born and raised in Cheyenne, Wyoming, received B.A. and M.A. degrees in Economics and Political Science from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., was a Captain in the United States Marine Corps, after which he received his J.D. from the University of Wyoming College of Law, where he was Senior Editor on Land and Water Law Review... Read More →
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Adam Zerrenner

Field Supervisor, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Adam Zerrenner is the Field Supervisor for the Austin Ecological Services Field Office, which has Endangered Species Act responsibility for Central and West Texas, where he has served for over eight years.  Under Mr. Zerrenner’s leadership, the office oversees one of the fastest growing regions in the country that also has some of the highest numbers of threatened and endangered species. For more than 20 years, Mr. Zerrenner has... Read More →


Thursday January 7, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Meeting Room 616

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