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6 years ago

Hello Jacinthe

With the inauguration of President Barack Obama, we have the unprecedented opportunity to restore protections for our nation's disappearing wildlife and last remaining wild places.

Sign the petition to President Obama to save endangered species.

As you know, the Bush Administration has pushed through last minute regulations to weaken the Endangered Species Act.  The Obama administration has an opportunity to restore protections for our nation’s endangered species.

Join us in asking President Obama to reverse the Bush Administration's Endangered Species Act regulations.

Join us in applauding President Obama’s stated commitment to protecting endangered species and restoring scientific integrity.  Urge President Obama to immediately reverse regulations that weaken the Endangered Species Act and to take steps to strengthen endangered species protections, including:

• extend the Endangered Species Act’s safety net to all species in need
• strengthen habitat protections
• address global warming impacts on threatened and endangered species
• provide adequate funding for endangered species programs

Sign the petition to President Obama to restore strong protections for endangered species.

The Endangered Species Act is a safety net for our nation's wildlife, fish and plants on the brink of extinction.  We must act now to restore strong protections for endangered species.  

Ask President Obama to save endangered species.

Thank you for your help to save endangered species.

Thank you,
Leda Huta
Endangered Species Coalition

The Endangered Species Coalition is a national network of hundreds of conservation, scientific, education, sporting, religious, humane, business and community groups across the country working to protect our nation’s wildlife and wild places.

6 years ago

 


Center for Biological Diversity

Dear Jacinthe,

Take Action Now

Last week, minutes after Bush moved to cripple the Endangered Species Act through new rules that would drive species extinct, the Center for Biological Diversity filed suit in San Francisco federal court to strike down the regulations. Along with our allies, we asked the court to protect endangered plants and animals by nullifying Bush's policies as quickly as possible.

Here's what the new rules will do, if they're allowed to stand: exempt greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants, oil and gas drilling, and other harmful developments from the Endangered Species Act. Having just listed the polar bear and two Florida corals as endangered species due to global warming in response to Center lawsuits, the Bush administration is trying to handcuff federal regulators and the law by preventing actions needed to save these and other endangered species.

The new rules would also exempt tens of thousands of logging, mining, road building and development projects from Endangered Species Act review. The Bush policy knocks independent scientific review out of the process and lets the agencies that want to log and mine police themselves. In its typical denial and abuse routine, the Bush administration ignored the fact that this policy has already been tried and failed. In timber sales exempted from scientific review between 2004 and 2005, a full 68 percent violated the Endangered Species Act, harming spotted owls, salmon, and other species.

We will keep you posted in the coming weeks as the Center's suit develops in the courts. But we need you to speak up right now to show Congress how crucial it is that they stop the rules in their tracks.

Click here to find out more and take action.
6 years ago

November 19, 2008


Dear Jacinthe,

Weakening the Endangered Species Act?

Not on our watch! 
 
Take action now!

For over three decades the Endangered Species Act (ESA) has helped protect and defend over a thousand at-risk threatened and endangered species and their habitats.

But now, the Bush Administration is pushing through 11th-hour changes to the ESA that will dramatically weaken this important law by curtailing scientific consultation and systematically excluding the impacts of global warming from environmental analyses.

Tell them not to do it.

These dangerous changes will have far-reaching consequences for habitats, species and our communities. The bald eagle, grizzly bear and gray wolf can be seen in our wildlands today because Congress passed this seminal piece of legislation.

But as global warming increases, the threat to wild habitat increases as well. In fact, the International Panel on Climate Change has estimated that across the planet as many as 30 percent of species alive today will become extinct if global warming continues unabated. Ignoring the impacts of global warming will not make them go away.

These dangerous changes could be approved at any moment. Your immediate response is needed today!

Please join with us in telling the Bush Administration to drop its ill-advised last-minute attempt to eliminate scientific consultation and consideration of the impacts of global warming on threatened and endangered species.

Best wishes,

Kathy Kilmer
The Wilderness Society

6 years ago

 

Save Our Environment

 



 

 


 

 

The Bush administration wants to severely weaken the Endangered Species Act – we need your help to make sure this doesn't happen.

For more than 30 years, the ESA has been a safety net for plants and animals on the brink of extinction, including grizzly bears, bald eagles, and gray whales, but now President Bush wants to gut these protections.

Please fill out the form below to send a letter to Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne and tell him you oppose Bush's assault on the Endangered Species Act!

http://ga3.org/campaign/0908_endangered_species

6 years ago

 

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Dear Jacinthe,

We're living in a world where half of our mammals are declining in population. In fact, we’re facing our first wave of mass extinction since the dinosaurs.

Extinction is happening a staggering 1,000 times faster than ever before in our planet's history.

And it’s not just lesser known bugs or obscure creatures you’ve never heard of. According to a global survey released this week, one quarter of the world's wild mammal species are at risk of extinction.

Do your part to save species and stop climate change — protect 10 acres of tropical forest for only $15 an acre.

 

These plants and animals are critical to our life on earth. It was a common plant from Madagascar that brought the world the cure for most cases of Hodgkin's disease — It was a little known fungus from Norway that made organ transplants possible — And the saliva of leeches that paved the way to preventing blood clots.

At Conservation International, we understand the importance of the forests as homes and as filters for the very air we breathe. That's why we're working with partners worldwide to protect every acre.

 Sign our petition to Stop the Clock on Species Extinction

6 years ago
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Endangered Species
5 days ago
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Deadline to Stop the Gutting of the Endangered Species Act Is Now October 15th


Take Action Today. http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/2167/t/5243/thankYou.jsp?campaign_KEY=25351&key=31250440



Center for Biological Diversity


If you haven't yet signed the Center for Biological Diversity's petition to stop the devastating changes to the Endangered Species Act, take two minutes and sign now. The Department of the Interior responded to pressure from the Center and our allies and extended the deadline for comments to October 15th.

If you already signed the petition, pass this message on to your friends and family.

Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne's recently announced ruinous changes to the Endangered Species Act signal the end of protection for thousands of imperiled species.

The Center is rallying an immense surge of opposition to prevent these changes from taking effect. Already, 30,000 people have shown their support and signed our petition.

The new regulations would:

- Exempt thousands of federal activities from review under the Endangered Species Act;
- Eliminate checks and balances of independent oversight;
- Limit which effects can be considered harmful;
- Prevent consideration of a project's contribution to global warming;
- Set an inadequate 60-day deadline for wildlife experts to evaluate a project in the instances when they are invited to participate -- or else the project gets an automatic green light;
- Enable large-scale projects to go unreviewed by dividing them into hundreds of small projects.


We must stop Kempthorne from fatally crippling our nation's most successful wildlife law.

Join the Center for Biological Diversity's campaign to stop Kempthorne dead in his tracks. Send a letter to Kempthorne and let your representatives in Congress know how you feel about this by clicking here. Then take a moment to forward this message to your friends and family and help spread the word.

Sincerely,


Kierán Suckling
Executive Director
Center for Biological Diversity

6 years ago

Dear Jacinthe,



Tell Secretary Kempthorne to stop the attack on wildlife



Endangered species beware. The current administration has decided to use its final 6 months to try and weaken the Endangered Species Act (ESA), a law that was designed to protect some of our most threatened wildlife from extinction.

Tell Secretary Kempthorne to stop the attack on wildlife.

The ESA is one of our nation's bedrock environmental laws and for more than 30 years, the Act has protected many species from extinction. For years this administration has been trying to find a way to dismantle the ESA. But this time, in the waning days of the administration, government lawyers have engineered an attack on the ESA that will severely undermine the Act and result in more wildlife at risk of extinction. The latest attempt severely undermines the safety net provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The ramifications could be dire for some of the world's most endangered wildlife.

We need your voice on this issue, and with such a short window of opportunity, this could be the only chance we've got. Write your letter today and urge Secretary Kempthorne to pull the plug on the destruction on the ESA. Take action!

Thanks for all you do.

Dionna Humphrey
Director of Advocacy
National Parks Conservation Association




P.S. Many of the nearly 1,400 species currently protected under the ESA, including the Florida panther, gray wolves, and the mighty grizzly bear call our national parks home. This move by the administration could threaten the survival of these species forever. Please don't wait. Write your letter today!




http://ga1.org/campaign/Endangered_Species_Act/xws7d8urv36d6wk?

6 years ago

* FEATURED ACTION *
Make Sure Congress Defends the Endangered Species Act

A few weeks ago we alerted you of the Bush administration's plans to dramatically weaken the Endangered Species Act.

This week, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works will host a hearing featuring the proposed rollbacks for the Endangered Species Act.

In the lead up to this hearing, please ensure that your Members of Congress are aware of the public outcry against the attack on America's most important conservation law.

Please urge your Members of Congress to
stand up for imperiled wildlife:
http://online.nwf.org/DefendESA

http://online.nwf.org/site/R?i=ydbpJSlrwiQCjRhimwv1Wg..

6 years ago

Hello Jacinthe

Congress has an opportunity to stop the Bush Extinction Plan in the next few weeks. Please call your Member of Congress today and urge them to stop the regulations that would weaken the Endangered Species Act.

Congressman Rahall, Chair of the House Natural Resources Committee, is circulating a letter to the Department of Interior opposing the Bush Administration’s regulations that would weaken the Endangered Species Act.

Act now to save the Endangered Species Act:
Please call your Member of Congress and ask them to join their colleague in opposing the proposed regulations.
Call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask for your Member of Congress’s office.

Sample message:
“My name is (your name) and I live in (your city.)
I am calling to ask you to sign the letter opposing the Bush Administration’s regulations to weaken the Endangered Species Act. The letter is being circulated by Representative Rahall.
The Endangered Species Act is a safety net for our nation’s wildlife fish and plants on the brink of extinction. I hope you will do everything you can to stop these regulations to weaken one of our nation’s most important conservation laws.”

The Bush Extinction Plan
The Bush Administration has released a series of proposed regulatory changes to the Endangered Species Act in the past several months, together called the “Bush Extinction Plan.” The proposed regulations would make it harder to list a species as endangered, protect habitat, have scientific review of projects that might harm species, and address the impacts of global warming on our nation’s wildlife and wild places.

The Bush Administration is attempting a last minute giveaway to their friends in the oil, mining, logging and development industries. The proposed regulatory changes came out in the eleventh hour of the Bush administration. They are trying every trick in the book to rewrite bedrock environmental protections

http://www.givengain.com/cgi-bin/giga.cgi?cmd=cause_dir_news_item&news_id=50694&cause_id=1704

6 years ago

Eleventh-Hour Attack on Endangered Species
The Bush/Cheney Administration may be drawing to a close, but that’s not stopping them from trying to gut one of the most important laws that protects our imperiled wildlife.

Last month, the Administration proposed sweeping changes to the Endangered Species Act that would eliminate some of the most important checks and balances that protect polar bears, wolverines, lynx and other wildlife struggling to survive.

Take Action Now: Tell the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to withdraw this dangerous proposal -- and keep the Endangered Species Act intact.







http://action.defenders.org/site/R?i=UadvuAS2Ru9BcLuBDRrm2Q..

6 years ago

Endangered Species List Under Sneak Attack, Take Action Now to Save the Act


As we've made darn sure our readers know, on August 15 the Bush administration proposed to gut the Endangered Species Act by letting potentially species-harming federal projects escape scientific review. This week, the Center for Biological Diversity filed comments against a less-publicized -- but equally scary -- proposed change to the Act that was sneakily published on August 5.

Under the guise of a mere "format change" to the endangered species list, the August 5 proposal would redefine where imperiled species are federally safeguarded, limiting protections to wherever the species is now found -- which in many cases could be a zoo. If this change had been in place all along, iconic species like the California condor, Mexican gray wolf, and jaguar might even now be extinct or nearly extinct from the wild in our country. How can a species recover if it isn't given room to do it?

The good news? The deadline for comments on the August 15 proposal has been extended by a month -- so we now have until October 15 to flood the administration with opposition. Do it here.

http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=2MaH7ybpORQYUbHB15bIm15OsmWX5j4g

6 years ago

Endangered Species Protection Under Assault






Take Action:
Click Here to Say
NO to the Changes
http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=Xv%2BEETIdXGiJLpaNpB7UntK4lbmIX93e

***You have only one more week to raise your voice with the thousands who have already said "No" to the changes. Take action NOW.***


Dear Dusty,

Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne recently announced devastating changes to the Endangered Species Act, signaling the end of protection for thousands of imperiled species.

The Center for Biological Diversity is rallying an immense surge of opposition to prevent these changes from taking effect.

Tell Secretary Kempthorne what you think of his plans to pillage the Endangered Species Act.


Under the current regulations, federal agencies must consult with scientists at the Fish and Wildlife Service or the National Marine Fisheries Service to determine whether a project is likely to harm endangered species or habitat.

The new regulations would:

- Exempt thousands of federal activities from review under the Endangered Species Act;
- Eliminate checks and balances of independent oversight;
- Limit which effects can be considered harmful;
- Prevent consideration of a project's contribution to global warming;
- Set an inadequate 60-day deadline for wildlife experts to evaluate a project in the instances when they are invited to participate -- or else the project gets an automatic green light;
- Enable large-scale projects to go unreviewed by dividing them into hundreds of small projects.

And, because these regulations are administrative and not legislative, they won't need the approval of Congress.

We must stop Kempthorne from fatally crippling our nation's most successful wildlife law.

Join the Center for Biological Diversity's campaign to stop Kempthorne dead in his tracks. Send a letter to Kempthorne and let your representatives in Congress know how you feel about this by clicking here. Then take a moment to forward this message to your friends and family and help spread the word.

Sincerely,

6 years ago

Endangered Species Act Under Attack

Dear Jacinthe,

Last week, we sent out a call-to-action on a new and serious threat to the Endangered Species Act and Auduboners responded in record numbers. It's not too late to add your voice to the public record in support of our most important wildlife law, but comments are due by September 15! The Department of Interior has proposed changes to Endangered Species Act regulations that, if enacted, will gut the regulatory process that protects listed species like Whooping Cranes, Piping Plovers, and Roseate Terns.

Send a letter to the Department of Interior, urging them to abandon this misguided plan.

The Endangered Species Act currently requires federal agencies to consult with wildlife biologists at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service or the National Marine Fisheries Service (depending on the species) before undertaking a project that "may affect" an endangered species. The new proposed rule would greatly limit the circumstances requiring these vitally important consultations, allowing federal agencies to determine on their own if their proposed actions would harm a species, without having to consult with federal biologists who have expert knowledge of the species.

Please help us defend the Endangered Species Act from this latest attack. These proposed sweeping changes will seriously hamper the Act's ability to provide a much needed safety net for our most imperiled wildlife. Your comments are a critical part of the public record in support of our premier wildlife law and we must not be silent. But, the deadline for public comment is September 15.

Please send in your comments today!

http://audubonaction.org/campaign/endangeredspecies/8siubwer936edxi?

6 years ago

Protect the Endangered Species Act

I'd like to tell you the subject line is a joke, but sadly it's very real. That cute l'il guy to your right is the New England Cottontail Rabbit, and he's a candidate for listing on the Endangered Species Act.

But it might not happen if the Bush administration gets their way. Right now, they're trying to gut key parts of the act - and they've only given us until September 15th to voice our opposition.

Please take a minute right now, and submit a public comment telling them to leave the Endangered Species Act alone :

http://www.environmental-action/action/save-esa?id4=es

6 years ago

Hello Jacinthe

We have been overwhelmed by your strong support for endangered species protections! Hundreds of people have sent comments opposing the Bush Extinction Plan and supporting the Endangered Species Act.



Send a letter today to support the Endangered Species Act.

http://www.change.org/actions?event_id=18833

The Endangered Species Act is the safety net for our nation’s wildlife, fish and plants on the brink of extinction. It has been successful in protecting hundreds of endangered species, including the bald eagle, grizzly bear and pacific salmon. These regulations would dramatically weaken the federal government’s commitment to protect endangered species and their habitat.

6 years ago

Stop the clock on extinction
Every 20 minutes, a species is pushed to extinction and more than 485 hectares of forest are destroyed. Sign our petition to stop the clock on extinction and tell governments to protect forests with national legislation.
http://www.conservation.org/act/get_involved/Pages/stoptheclock.aspx

6 years ago

Stop the Stealth Attack on the Endangered Species Act

A leaked document obtained by NWF has revealed that the Bush administration is planning on weakening the Endangered Species Act in its last few months in office. Please email Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne and let him know you won't stand for any weakening of endangered species protections.
http://online.nwf.org/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=603&s_src=ActionHQ

6 years ago

Photo © David R. Schrichte


Take Action to
Protect Manatees!

Prevent Changes to the Endangered Species Act

Hi Jacinthe,

Recently, it was discovered that highly detrimental changes to the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) had been proposed by officials in the Bush Administration. These changes would remove independent reviews of projects with potential endangered species impacts that have been mandated since the ESA's inception 35 years ago.

Get more information on this issue

Take action by sending a quick online letter now!

The ESA has been a strong protector of manatees and other species. Its strength is what has made it a target for pro-development forces and their representation in the federal government, including the White House.

What You Can Do:
These proposed changes require only a 30 day public comment period (no congressional approval) before they are adopted by the Interior Department and implemented by the current Bush administration. That comment period expires September 15th, so we must ACT NOW to maintain strong federal protection for manatees and other wildlife.

Please click on the link below to send a quick online letter to your U.S. senators and representatives and urge them to prevent this weakening of the Endangered Species Act.

Send an online letter now!

If you would like to send an individual message, you can get contact information for your senators and representatives by going to www.congress.org.


Please make a donation now to help us take whatever actions are necessary to help protect manatees.
Sincerely,

Dr. Katie Tripp
Director of Science and Conservation


About SMC Contact Us


http://e2ma.net/go/1300447698/1181396/43160292/goto:http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5215/t/3187/p/dia/action/public/?acti

This one is from In defense of animals
6 years ago

The Endangered Species Act Needs Your Help


Are your representatives trying to weaken the Endangered Species Act before leaving office?

View
http://ga0.org/ct/n72c1z91Hr_i/

This one is from Earthjustice
6 years ago

Save the Endangered Species Act

The Bush administration wants to severely weaken the Endangered Species Act -- we need your help to make sure this doesn't happen. For more than 30 years, the ESA has been a safety net for plants and animals on the brink of extinction, including grizzly bears, bald eagles, and gray whales. Yet President Bush wants to gut these protections.

Please speak out now to oppose Bush's assault on the Endangered Species Act!


http://action.earthjustice.org/campaign/action_esandk_0808

Endangered species act
6 years ago

Dear Jacinthe,

The Bush Administration wants to weaken America’s strongest wildlife protection law. We need your urgent action to stop this latest and most dangerous attack on endangered species.

Please tell the Interior Department to reverse course and protect imperiled wildlife.

The Interior Department has announced plans to undermine the Endangered Species Act by putting the responsibility of wildlife protection in the hands of federal agencies with little or no interest in protecting wildlife. The proposal would eliminate many current safeguards, including the routine scientific review of any agency action that may pose a threat to federally protected wildlife.

These sweeping changes would have dire implications for gray wolves, polar bears, whales and countless other imperiled wildlife that take refuge in Greater Yellowstone, Alaska’s Tongass rainforest and other prized U.S. wildlands.

We need your help to make sure the Bush Administration’s dangerous plan never goes into effect. If finalized, it could threaten the very survival of some wildlife populations.

Please send a message urging the Bush Administration to drop its plan to weaken the Endangered Species Act.

Thank you for defending our nation’s endangered wildlife.

Sincerely,

Frances Beinecke
President
NRDC Action Fund

http://www.nrdconline.org/ct/CdBTcg61rPGE/

Endangered Species
6 years ago
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Please post here only petitions about endangered species in general.