Category Archives: United States Congress

House & Senate Dems to President Obama–Veto Extinction

This Congress has seen at least 80 different legislative attacks on the Endangered Species Act. In its 42 years, the Endangered Species Act has prevented the extinction of 99 percent of the species placed under its protection. In spite of this bedrock law’s record of success and wild popularity, it is being targeted by anti-wildlife members of Congress at a previously unseen level of frequency and ferocity.   As the omnibus government spending bill makes its way through Congress, it is crucial… Continue reading

Ask Congress to Protect Our Natural World from Climate Change

In the next few weeks, Congress will vote on an energy and climate change legislation called the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009. It sets a first ever cap on global warming pollution and helps reduce the impacts of climate change on our communities, our health and our natural resources. This bill is a good first step, but needs to be strengthened. Ask Congress to defend and strengthen the American Clean Energy and Security Act. Go to http://tinyurl.com/ACESalert… Continue reading

Senator Feinstein Introduces Endangered Species Day Resolution

Endangered Species Day is a celebration of our nation’s wildlife and wild places. Started in 2006 by the United States Congress, Endangered Species Day is the third Friday of May. This year, Senator Feinstein has introduced a resolution designating Friday, May 15th 2009 as Endangered Species Day. The resolution encourages the people of the United States to become educated about, and aware of, threats to species, success stories in species recovery, and opportunities to promote species conservation worldwide. It also… Continue reading