Tell the EPA to Protect Wildlife from Deadly Poisons
  • Petitioned The Honorable Lisa Jackson

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Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency
The Honorable Lisa Jackson

Tell the EPA to Protect Wildlife from Deadly Poisons

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      ENDANGERED SPECIES COALITION

Widespread use of the pesticide DDT pushed iconic species like the bald eagle, peregrine falcon and California condor to the brink of extinction before concerned citizens and conservation activists campaigned to have the chemical banned in 1972. Today, hundreds of other chemicals are poisoning endangered and threatened fish, reptiles, birds and amphibians as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to allow their use.

The Endangered Species Act requires that the EPA consult with wildlife officials at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service to determine potential impacts on listed species before registering a chemical for use.  Yet the EPA has for decades registered deadly chemicals without conducting these mandatory agency-to-agency consultations. This has resulted in endangered and threatened fish, frogs and other species suffering developmental deformities, infertility, illness and death.

Please ask EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to uphold the agency's requirements under the Endangered Species Act and undertake agency-to-agency consultations prior to approving chemicals for use in endangered and threatened species habitat.

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    • Gloria Monroe GRANTS PASS, OR
      • over 3 years ago

      instead of warring with everyone. "This" is what our Congress should make a priority. Strengthen EPA, even if your polluting pimps don't like it.

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    • Judith Emerson HOUSTON, TX
      • over 3 years ago

      We are losing all categories of animal species at an alarming rate, an indication that we humans are also in danger of disappearing from the face of Earth!

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    • Pepucho Lengualarga KEY BISCAYNE, FL
      • over 3 years ago

      This is a most urgent matter, you see we may eradicate the so called pest they spray for, but like medicines that get prescribed the side effects are often worse than the cures they provide. Frogs are our environmental canaries (for caves and enclosed areas). That is our alert system. If they are dying now, we will be next.

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