Tell your senators not to cripple the law that helps hundreds of rare species survive. October 26, 2005 6:21 PM
Tell your senators not to cripple the law that helps hundreds of rare species survive.
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Urgent Alert - Tell Your Senators to Protect Endangered Species
The U.S.Senate could soon take up a bill that would cripple the Endangered Species Act - putting nearly 1,300 species at risk of extinction. Grizzly bears, grey wolves and bald eagles are part of America's natural heritage, and it's our responsibility to make sure they are here for generations.
That's why Environmental Defense is launching an Emergency Campaign to Save the ESA. The first step is to tell your senators to protect endangered species and our natural heritage.
In the weeks ahead, with your help, we will engage the Senate with an intensive, multi-channel campaign to make sure they hear the voices of scientists, landowners, environmentalists and other concerned Americans. To get the message out, we will:
Run hard-hitting ads.
Mobilize citizens to write letters, make phone calls and send faxes.
Focus on senators who hold key swing votes.
Step up an aggressive press outreach.
Intensify direct lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill.
We need you to help us wage the most forceful campaign possible.
In addition to taking action, you can get us started today by making the most generous donation you can. We estimate that this campaign will cost at least $100,000, and we can't doit without you.
When the U.S. House of Representatives took up this issueless than a month ago, they forced through a bill that would:
Make it almost impossible to list new species as threatenedor endangered.
Weaken requirements to preserve the habitat of endangered species.
Squander tax money to pay huge sums to developers who could avoid harm to endangered species with only minor adjustments totheir projects.
Put simply, this is the wrong approach. If the House-passed bill had been made law 30 years ago, hundreds of species would not be here today. It's that simple.
Our best hope to protect our rare wildlife rests with the Senate. To do that, we must convince reasonable senators that the House approach is dead wrong. Take the first step - send a message to your senators now.
Working together, we have the power to stop this dangerous bill in its tracks. We will update you through out this campaign about what you can do to protect our nation's most vulnerable species.
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