ma_nature (ma_nature) wrote in the_reef,
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Endangered Species Act Attack- PLEASE CALL NOW

Congressman Richard Pombo (R-CA) has introduced a bill in Congress (HR 3824) which would totally gut the Endangered Species Act (ESA). It will undo 30 years of progress that has been made trying to save those on the edge. The bill is scheduled for committee vote this week (Thursday, 9/29) with a possible floor vote after that. Please call your congressman and urge him or her to oppose this bill. VOTE NO on the Pombo Wildlife Extinction Bill.
Some of the key provisions of the bill:

• Eliminate conservation measures on tens of millions of acres of land;
• Repeal established conservation measures that prohibit the killing or injuring of hundreds of threatened species;
• Require the federal government to pay developers, the oil industry and other special interest groups to keep them from killing or injuring publicly owned fish and wildlife.

You can contact your representative through the Congressional Switchboard: (202) 224-3121

If you would like to see the bill - http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/F?c109:7:./temp/~c109bSp2Q5:e1064

Analysis: (these are just a sampling, Google Pombo and read more)

Sierra Club - http://www.sierraclub.org/pressroom/releases/pr2005-09-16a.asp

Defenders of Wildlife - http://www.saveesa.org/learnmore/pdf/pomboanalysis.pdf

Environmental Defense - http://www.environmentaldefense.org/article.cfm?contentID=4790

A legislative analysis of the bill can be obtained at - http://www.sw-center.org/swcbd/press/pombo9-19-05.html


Please call now, this can't be allowed to pass.

TELL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE TO VOTE NO ON THE POMBO BILL

On behalf of all creatures – thank you!

Ma
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