Stop Rollbacks to the Endangered Species Act

from Wildlife Promise

0 8/21/2008 // By Larry Schweiger //

082108_esa_grizzlybearwithcub On August 15 the Department of Interior announced plans to dramatically weaken the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

The Bush Administration is steamrolling these changes through by limiting public participation to a 30 day public comment period—comments are currently due on September 15—and not accepting email comments. If adopted, these changes to the ESA regulations would seriously weaken the safety net of habitat protections that we have relied upon to protect and recover endangered fish, wildlife and plants for the past 35 years.

You can help stop these Endangered Species Act rollbacks by: (1) calling your Senators and Representatives and asking them to include language in the 2009 spending bill (known as the Continuing Resolution) prohibiting the Administration from finalizing the regulations, and (2) submitting comments through www.regulations.gov asking for the proposed regulations to be withdrawn.

Together we can and must stop this attack on America’s most important conservation law.