Emergency: Don't Let Salazar Sell Out Our Wolves and the Endangered Species Act
  • Petitioned Ken Salazar

This petition was delivered to:

United States Secretary of the Interior
Ken Salazar
U.S. Senate

Emergency: Don't Let Salazar Sell Out Our Wolves and the Endangered Species Act

    1. Sponsored by

      Defenders of Wildlife

Recent reports suggest that President Obama's Interior Secretary, Ken Salazar, is prepared to agree to, and is actively promoting, legislative language that would eliminate Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections for all gray wolves in the Northern Rockies, including those in Montana, Idaho, Wyoming and portions of Washington, Oregon and Utah.

Not only would wolves lose protections, they would also be put beyond the reach of the ESA forever unless the Secretary, at his sole discretion, chooses to restore them to the list of threatened or endangered species. Even worse, under the language, there would be no  ability for the American public to petition for these protections in the future... regardless of how egregious state wolf management plans become.

The proposal is arbitrary and strikes a blow at the very foundation of the Endangered Species Act. Hundreds of wolves -- maybe more than a thousand -- could be killed. And you and I could lose America's most effective tool for protecting imperiled wildlife.

We don't have much time to stop Secretary Salazar's plan. Please urge your senators to reject Interior Secretary Salazar's backroom deal to remove protections for wolves and harm the ESA.

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    • Edward Dorson L.I.C., NY
      • over 3 years ago

      More absolutely despicable behavior against our nation's last remaining environmental safeguards...sociopaths at work.

      This is a truly vile and thoughtless attack on our shared natural heritage. It's ecological suicide to go down this corrupt, corporate-driven path.

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    • Tirzah Mack Mack HOLLYWOOD, FL
      • over 3 years ago

      Save the wolves for my generation! ~ Tirzah, 95'

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    • Carrie Zoll ASHLAND, OR
      • over 3 years ago

      In the wilderness, we find God. Please don't destroy what little we have left.

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    • vanne hanisch-godoy VICTORIA, AK
      • over 3 years ago

      put them on the endangered list, and leave them alone!!!!

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    • Sherry Ryan BANCROFT, ME
      • over 3 years ago

      The wolf only eats to live when they kill for food they hide whats left whentheyeat, They go back to it when they are hungry again, please do what you can to save the wolves.

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