Tuesday, November 26, 2013

ESA under attack

turtle hatchling at sunsetAs we celebrate 40 years of the U.S. Endangered Species Act, Senators Paul, Heller, and Lee have introduced Senate Bill 1731.  This bill proposes delisting all listed species after 5 years, regardless of whether they’ve been recovered, and moves management of endangered species to the states (which we all know is a great idea, since animals and plants always stay within the border of one particular state -- check out the fragmentation post, if you don’t know why this statement is untrue).  Hopefully, this bill will die quietly in committee, but you might want to sign up to track its progress at govtrack.us.  Remember, legislators need to hear from all the greenmomsters out there!

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