|English: The Whooping Crane, Grus americana at the Calgary zoo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
|Tell Congress: Don't weaken the Endangered Species Act|
For the past 40 years, species like grizzly bears and whooping cranes that were once nearly gone have been brought back, thanks to the Endangered Species Act's lifesaving protections. But now this iconic law is facing a monumental threat.
Congressman Doc Hastings, chair of the House Natural Resources Committee, has introduced four bills to weaken the Endangered Species Act, which could be the beginning of the end for this vitally needed law.
The bills are expected to be voted on soon, so we have to speak out now before Congress votes on these disastrous bills. That's why I started my own campaign on CREDOMobilize.com, which allows activists to start their own petitions. My petition, which is to the United States Congress, says the following:
Congressman Hastings has made no secret of his distaste for the Endangered Species Act. He's held hearings, issued a report, and even created a completely partisan congressional "working group" -- consisting entirely of wildlife opponents -- to strategize about how to weaken the Endangered Species Act.
Since Americans are unequivocal about their support for the Endangered Species Act, Congressman Hastings knows that he can only destroy it if he goes after it piece by piece. These four bills put wildlife in danger of poachers, make a mockery of science, reduce citizens' abilities to enforce the Endangered Species Act, and place burdensome requirements on the Department of the Interior.
The Endangered Species Act has worked for more than four decades. Congress must do the right thing and reject these dangerous bills.
Will you join me and add your name urging Congress to reject Congressman Hastings' attacks on the Endangered Species Act?
Thank you for your support.