27 Jul '11, 9pm

Wildlife Wins: Endangered Species Act Funds Restored!

Wildlife Wins: Endangered Species Act Funds Restored!

Republicans and Democrats can’t find a whole lot to agree on these days. Well, today they did. Thirty-seven Republicans joined all but 2 Democrats to pass an amendment to the Interior appropriations bill (H.R. 2584 ) that preserves critical protections for America’s imperiled wildlife. The amendment—introduced by Rep. Norm Dicks (D-WA) and co-sponsored by Reps. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Mike Thompson (D-CA) and Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI)—strikes the “extinction rider,” a provision that would have increased the risk of extinction for imperiled species by blocking protections for new species under the Endangered Species Act. As I wrote previously , the extinction rider directly conflicts with our nation’s values by taking a cheap shot at animals, which cannot defend themselves. Americans don’t support this provision – and that’s why it didn’t pass. Indeed, the Members of Congres...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/epepper/wildlife_wins_e...

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