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Protect dolphins - online action you can take!
10 years ago
Have you heard about how Congress is trying to remove long-standing protections that keep dolphins, whales, and other marine mammals from getting accidentally caught by commercial fishermen? It's true -- protections that have been in place for more than 30 years are in danger of being stripped away. If that happens, thousands more of these marine mammals will be killed or injured every year. One dolphin decided to do something about it, though -- and now his story is a blockbuster online movie: http://www.oceana.org/flipper Check it out -- it'll make you laugh, and you can learn more about this issue and what you can do to tell Congress that America won't let them flip-flop on protecting Flipper! ========== Learn more about this campaign from Oceana: http://takeaction.oceana.org/campaign/savethemmpa?rk=6d1L-8M1jjFKW ========== Learn more about the issues at my group: http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/sustainable_seafood
Protect the Endangered Species Act
10 years ago
http://www.savetheendangeredspeciesact.org/ Please continue to act to protect the Endangered Species Act from being dismantled during the near future and over the next 4 years! http://www.savetheendangeredspeciesact.org/ UPDATE: Two bills were passed by the House Resources Committee passed earlier this year: H.R. 1662, “Endangered Species Data Quality Act of 2004” (formerly the “Sound Science for the Endangered Species Act Planning Act”), and H.R. 2933, the “Critical Habitat Reform Act of 2003.” Resources Committee Chairman Richard Pombo (R-CA) is hoping to bring these highly damaging bills to the House floor yet this year. Congress is expected to return to Washington after the elections for a “lame duck” session during which we all will have to be ever vigilant. Moreover, even if these bills do not make it to the House floor this year, you can bet that Mr. Pombo and his allies will make a big push to get them passed in 2005. The situation in the Senate is not much better. Members of the Environment and Public Works Committee are working on an Endangered Species Act bill that could be helpful or harmful for endangered species; since the language has not been provided for public comment, it is too early to say. However, even if the Senate Endangered Species Act bill turns out to be good for wildlife, it will most likely be altered and made more damaging in conference with the House. Meanwhile, the Bush administration has been busy slicing away at Endangered Species Act protections outside of Congress. From new pesticide and forest regulations that try to exempt the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Forest Service from the important checks and balance of getting approval from wildlife experts at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for projects that may harm listed species (as required by the ESA) to overwhelming politicization of science in regard to wildlife listing and critical habitat designations, this administration has shown it is no friend to endangered fish, plants, and wildlife.
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