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Bush is at it again

The Associated Press, reporting on leaked documents, revealed last week that the Bush administration plans to massively weaken the Endangered Species Act.

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Help us stop this attack on the law that acts as a safety net for plants, fish and wildlife on the brink of extinction. Please contact your Senators and your Member of Congress today and ask them to do all they can to stop this proposal from being finalized.

For the past 35 years, one of the most important ways that federal government has protected endangered species has been to have scientists at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service review the federal government’s own actions—anything from logging a forest to building a highway to constructing a dam. Scientists would then provide guidance on how a project could be changed to protect species.

But, high-level Bush administration lawyers in the solicitor general’s office have decided to strip this very basic protection for wildlife. Instead of having the experts make this decision, agencies such as the Department of Transportation would essentially get to decide for themselves whether their projects would harm a species.

Congress has a number of steps that they can take to stop these regulations from being finalized. It is urgent that they hear from concerned constituents immediately. The Bush administration has sneakily announced these proposed changes during the height of vacation season when many of us are traveling. So, we need your help more than ever in contacting Congress. Please contact Congress today to ask them to stop the Bush administration from weakening the Endangered Species Act.

For more information about these proposed rule changes, please see our website: www.stopextinction.org where you can find our press release, a link to the proposed regulations and other background about this change.

Your help is urgently needed and greatly appreciated!

Thank you so much,

Leda Huta
Executive Director

p.s. A donation from you will help us in our fight to protect the Endangered Species Act.

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August 18, 2008 at 9:23 pm Leave a comment


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