Category Archives: Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski

Senator Cardin Speaks Out for Protecting Species

This morning, Senator Cardin (D-MD), chair of the Senate Water and Wildlife subcommittee, spoke about the importance of protecting endangered species and overturning the last-minute Bush Administration rule changes. See his speech in this video: The Senate is expected to vote late this afternoon on the amendment by Senator Murkowski (R-AK). The amendment would weaken a provision in the FY09 omnibus spending bill that would otherwise make it easier for the Obama administration to help restore needed protections by overturning… Continue reading

Senator Boxer Rocks the Senate Floor in Support of Endangered Species Protections

We are working with Congress and our members to defeat an amendment that will block the Obama Administration’s ability to restore some key endangered species protections. Today, Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) gave a passionate speech on the floor of the Senate in opposition to the amendment. As part of her testimony, she reads a letter from the Endangered Species Coalition and over 100 of our member organizations. She gave such a compelling argument in support of strong endangered species protection,… Continue reading

Senate protects endangered species provision

Yesterday evening, the Senate voted 52-42 to reject the amendment by Senator Murkowski (R-AK) that would have weakend an endangered species provision in the omnibus spending bill now being debated. As mentioned previously, the provision is designed to help repeal two Bush Administration regulations limiting protections under the Endangered Species Act. More detail is available in our recent press release. The omnibus bill is currently scheduled to be voted on early next week. We thank Senators Boxer, Cardin and Feinstein… Continue reading