19 Mar '17, 8pm

5 Reasons Congress Shouldn’t Mess with the Endangered Species Act https://t.co/usmH0EBfWq

Recently, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing to discuss “modernizing” the Endangered Species Act. Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), the committee chair, has long made it a priority to weaken this landmark conservation law, so savvy observers regard this rush for so-called “reform” as a thinly veiled attempt to gut the act. Instead of making an effort to better protect our nation’s wildlife, the Senate appears to be taking us in the opposite direction. This is an early attempt to wriggle out of the government’s legal responsibility to prevent extinction. Here are five excellent reasons Congress should not tamper with the Endangered Species Act: 1. Because “We the People” say so. Wild animals are extremely popular. Why else would Planet Earth II*, the BBC documentary that chronicles the saga of survival with epic wildlife footage, be one of the world’s...

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