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The Endangered Species Act September 28, 2005 3:57 PM

The Endangered Species Act is endangered! The landmark law that has protected so many threatened species -- from eagles to salmon to bears -- is being targeted by a powerful Congressman. If we donít act now, the law will be twisted to protect developer profits instead of wildlife on the brink of extinction. Tell Congress to protect endangered species, not developer profits. This week the House will vote on a bill by Rep. Richard Pombo (CA) to severely weaken the Endangered Species Act. Rep. Pombo took more than $340,000 from agribusiness and energy companies in the last election, and his bill shows it. Itís tilted in favor of developers and would strip away protections for truly endangered animals. The Pombo Bill does away with critical habitat -- one of the most effective ways to save endangered species. It would also repeal all provisions that shield wildlife from the harmful impact of pesticides. And it would allow Bush Administration political appointees to continue to manipulate science to fit their political agenda. Save our wildlife and wild places. On top of that, this bill would make us pay developers to comply with the law: It requires taxpayers to compensate developers for complying with the Endangered Species Act and sets no limits on these payments. This provision would set a dangerous precedent of paying companies simply to comply with the law and would drain funding that is urgently needed to protect wildlife and their habitat. If that sounds crazy, thatís because it is. Please help us stop this assault on one of our nationís most important environmental laws. For decades the Endangered Species Act has protected threatened animals and wild places -- now weíve go to protect it. Sincerely, Deb Callahan  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 September 28, 2005 4:05 PM

http://www.lcv.org/ sign the petition  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
The Endangered Species Act September 28, 2005 5:14 PM

Francine: I just signed the Endangered Species Act, I had no one 2 really send it 2, so I didn't 4 the group I run they already did it, cause they was talking about the Endnagered Species Act, plus I still have 6 days of Katrina Work here in NYC, so once I get that done, I be a bit more on top of things, thanks 4 inviting me if just 4 my signature, coooooool however u can get it u get it girl...... hugz, Jayne  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 September 28, 2005 5:18 PM

thanks JAYNE...huggsssss  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
The Endangered Species Act September 28, 2005 5:42 PM

I've signed it myself, too. Thanks for posting it. Carry on with the good work  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Kudos September 28, 2005 5:57 PM

I have signed the petition....Thanks for posting the link... ~Peace & Light~Mz.Janice~  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
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