20 Jul '17, 6pm

Here's Who's Getting Paid to Destroy the Endangered Species Act

Bald Eagle, Alaska. Wikimedia Commons Here's Who's Getting Paid to Destroy the Endangered Species Act By Rebecca Bowe A small yet vocal group of congressmen are gearing up this summer to dismantle the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Campaign finance records of these lawmakers reveal that they have all taken significant money from extractive industries frustrated by the law's protection of critical habitat for endangered species . The ESA has proven to be a powerful, effective conservation safeguard. More than 99 percent of species that have been designated for federal protection continue to exist in the wild today, including the bald eagle, grizzly bear, the leatherback sea turtle and the Florida manatee. But the work of the ESA has only grown more urgent as many scientists agree that the planet is either on the cusp of or already experiencing a sixth mass wave of extinction...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/endangered-species-act-246253617...

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