Ruth A Remple: We must protect the Endangered Species Act? posted on July 23, 2015
Anti-environment interests in Congress are currently attacking the 40-yearold Endangered Species Act, which has been quite effective protection for wildlife. The House and the Senate have been attaching riders to the Interior Appropriations Bill that put species at greater risk than they currently are. This year, there have been dozens of underhanded legislative proposals introduced.
Their tactics go against what the American people want and play into the hands of shortsighted greed They are attaching controversial legislation that would never pass on its own. They are creating limitations on citizens’ ability to help enforce the act because 90 percent of the American people do not want these laws dismantled so large corporations can continue destroying our habitat for their individual profit.
Caeleigh MacNeil of Earthjustice notes that riders in the base text of the House…
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