Anti-wildlife interests in the House and Senate moved one step closer to passing legislation that contains some of the most serious threats ever posed to imperiled wildlife—and to the bedrock law that protects them.
Five dangerous bills that threaten to undermine the Endangered Species Act by prioritizing politics over science and undercutting citizens’ ability to help enforce the law just passed through the House Natural Resources Committee and onto the House floor. We have to stop them here and now.
Together these bills—H.R. 424, H.R. 717, H.R. 1274, H.R. 2603 and H.R. 3131—constitute a frontal assault on species that are on the brink of extinction, on science, and on the right of Americans to go to court.
Among other things, these bills would strip protections for imperiled wolves in Wyoming and the upper Midwest and allow for wolf hunting in those states; cripple enforcement of illegal wildlife trafficking; stymie citizens’ ability to challenge illegal government actions in court; and allow regulators to accept any information that is presented by state, local or tribal governments as science—even if it doesn’t meet scientific standards of peer review.
We can’t allow this bedrock environmental law to be undermined by lawmakers who are in the pocket of polluting industries. Call and email your representative in Congress and tell them to stand up for the Endangered Species Act now!