Stop the Senate from Imperiling Endangered Species

Extreme anti-wildlife Senators are pushing the Senate to threaten hundreds of animals and plants by weakening the Endangered Species Act.

New legislation would remove protections for intrastate species, which are animals and plants that live in only one state. But these kinds of species make up the majority of the 1,665 species protected by the Endangered Species Act. This puts hundreds of imperiled animals and plants on a fast track to extinction, including 497 species in Hawaii, 234 species in California, 86 species in Florida and 20 species in Utah.

The deceptively named "Native Species Protection Act" seeks to overturn a 10th Circuit Court of Appeals decision from earlier this year that affirmed the federal government's authority to protect the Utah prairie dog. The 10th Circuit decision marked the fifth time an appeals court has rejected arguments that extreme private property-rights advocates have been bringing for years.

These kinds of attacks continue despite the fact that 9 out of 10 Americans support the Endangered Species Act and want it either strengthened or left unchanged by Congress

TAKE ACTION -- contact your representatives in Congress and demand that they protect America's wildlife and keep the Endangered Species Act in full force.
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