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Save the Endangered Species Act From Corporate Polluters!

Save the Endangered Species Act From Corporate Polluters! | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
About the Petition

Right now the Endangered Species Act is under attack—and ferrets, gray wolves, and the more than 1,500 other plants and animals it safeguards are in jeopardy.

A band of pro-polluter members of Congress, led by Rep. Doc Hastings, is ramming through a series of misleading and devastating bills that would gut the ESA. They say their only goal is to "reform" the act, but we know what they really want: to let corporate polluters profit from logging, mining, and drilling our most vulnerable wildlife into oblivion.

Protecting natural habitat bolsters our economy to the tune of $1.6 trillion a year, and 99 percent of all animals ever protected under the act have been saved from extinction.

More than 40 years ago, Americans stood as one to create the ESA. It's time to come together again to save it. Take action right now, and tell Congress: Protect our wildlife, and save the Endangered Species Act!

Garry Rogers's insight:

GR:  As Earth's growing human population decimates the biosphere and reduces carrying capacity, these attacks will increase.  Vigilance and persistence are needed.

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Changes Needed to Help Mexican Wolves

Changes Needed to Help Mexican Wolves | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it

"Recently the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) proposed one very good and many very bad changes to the rules governing the Mexican wolf reintroduction.

"The proposal is very important to the future of Mexican wolves in the wild, who numbered only 83 at the last official count.

"USFWS plans to release a draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and to hold a public comment period and hearings this year.

"Your help is needed now to make sure that changes to help the lobos thrive are included and the changes that would push them closer to extinction are discarded" (www.mexicanwolves.org).

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