The Environmental Protection Agency must act to protect birds, bees, and people from the highly-toxic insecticide chlorpyrifos. This widely used neurotoxic pesticide is used on is used on a variety of crops including apples, oranges, strawberries, corn, and other foods we commonly eat. It is highly toxic and can damage brain development in children and adults. The New York Times recently reported that the Trump Administration’s Department of Interior blocked the release of reports that found chlorpyrifos is so toxic… Continue reading
The Conserving Ecosystems by Ceasing the Importation of Large Animal Trophies Act (CECIL Act) would make important changes to protect elephants, lions, and other species that are currently killed by trophy hunters. If passed into law, it would increase transparency of agency decisions, reinstate crucial protections for imperiled species, and reverse reckless and shortsighted changes made by the Trump Administration that have encouraged trophy hunting. Please email your U.S. Representative today and as that they co-sponsor the Ceasing the Importation… Continue reading
Plastic pollution is among the most serious threats facing marine wildlife and the oceans they call home. A recent report found that 70% of marine litter is non-degradable plastic which is projected to increase threefold over the next ten years. Balloons are an additional threat that we can work together to reduce. Whether released intentionally, or ending up in our waste stream, balloons and ribbons can cause serous harm to marine species.
Hunting, trapping, and habitat loss drove gray wolves to near extinction in the twentieth century. Conservation efforts made possible by the Endangered Species Act has allowed them to come back and begin to re-establish their former habitats. But, the Trump Administration has proposed a rule that would strip every gray wolf in the lower 48 states of crucial Endangered Species Act protections.
Donald Trump’s Departments of Interior and Commerce recently proposed drastic changes to the way they carry out the Endangered Species Act. If these revisions go into effect as written, protecting endangered and threatened species and the wild places they rely upon will be much more difficult. The Endangered Species Act is phenomenally successful. It has a 99 percent success rate at preventing the extinction of species in its care. But it only works if politicians stay out of the way.… Continue reading