27 Jul '11, 6pm

News: House Votes To Save Endangered Species Act

An effort to guard our nation’s endangered and imperiled species, and to protect our cornerstone Endangered Species Act, has passed in the House of Representatives today. The House majority today voted to block the extreme “Extinction Rider” in its spending bill, H.R.2584. This Extinction Rider provision would have created a one-way ratchet towards species extinction by blocking new species listings and other critical components of the Endangered Species Act. A bipartisan amendment to protect the Endangered Species Act and strike this destructive and dangerous “Extinction Rider” from the House spending bill was offered by Rep. Norm Dicks (D-WA), Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA), and Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI). It passed this afternoon on a vote of 224-202. Specifically, the Extinction Rider would have prevented the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service f...

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