Safeguard Species; Reverse Bush's Last Minute Rules
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Safeguard Species; Reverse Bush's Last Minute Rules

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      ENDANGERED SPECIES COALITION

The Bush Administration may be gone, but they left behind damaging regulation changes that threaten the polar bear and all species feeling the impacts of our warming world.  You can help reverse these changes by taking action right now.

The Bush rules eliminated a scientific review by the Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service of projects that could harm imperiled wildlife.  They also explicitly prohibit federal agencies from considering greenhouse gas emissions in determining impacts on polar bears, wolverines and other wildlife that may go extinct due to global warming caused by such emissions.

Last Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed its omnibus budget bill, which includes a provision that would enable Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar to reverse these Bush Administration changes.  But, some Senators are working hard to strip these provisions from the bill when it is debated in the next few days. 

Urge your Senators to oppose any attempt to remove this important Endangered Species Act provision from the omnibus budget bill.  Use the form below to send an email - and if you have an extra moment, please follow this  with a phone call.


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