Saturday, December 28, 2013

The Endangered Species Act is 40 Years Old

 

Will We Celebrate Extinction or Recovery?

"Nothing is more priceless and more worthy of preservation than the rich array of animal life with which our country has been blessed. It is a many-faceted treasure, of value to scholars, scientists, and nature lovers alike, and it forms a vital part of the heritage we all share as Americans...a heritage which we hold in trust to countless future generations of our fellow citizens. Their lives will be richer, and America will be more beautiful in the years ahead, thanks to the measure that I have the pleasure of signing into law today." ~ President Nixon's Endangered Species Act Signing Statement December 28, 1973

The Endangered Species Act (ESA) has been more than 99% successful at preventing extinction for wildlife under its protection for 40 years. Today, on this important anniversary, this landmark legislation is at risk of going extinct. Many politicians have forgotten the values Congress embraced four decades ago and are now attempting to undermine the ESA's authority. Last month a new bill was introduced, Senate Bill 1731, which if passed will provide state governors with the power to ignore the ESA if it best serves political interests.

Please sign the Wolf Conservation Center's POPVOX legislative campaign to show your opposition to ‘Endangered Species Management Self-Determination Act.’


When you sign the Popvox campaign, your vote goes directly to the lawmakers who represent you! If you like, you can also send a short *optional* message along with your vote.
Thank you for helping the ESA protect our nation's wild heritage for future generations!

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