Thursday, July 7, 2016
Oppose Riders Taking Aim at Wolves and the ESA
Last week, the House and Senate Appropriations Committees finished work on their respective versions of the 2017 federal spending bill for the Interior and Environment.
Annoyed by the fact that endangered species protection decisions are by federal law based on science rather than politics, some congressional leaders are trying to slip a legislative noose around some of the nation’s most imperiled species by loading the must-pass spending bills with dozens of toxic riders - including some that eliminate Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections for wolves.
There is a very serious threat that some of these anti-species riders could become law, unless leaders in Congress stand firm in rejecting them.
Please urge your representatives to oppose all riders that take aim at wolves and imperiled wildlife.