More than 120,000 people have signed a CREDO Mobilize petition started by the Endangered Species Coalition that asks Congress to oppose representative Doc Hastings’s efforts to weaken protections for wildlife.
Four bills being pushed by Congressman Doc Hastings, who is Chair of the House Natural Resources Committee, could severely weaken the Endangered Species Act if passed into law.
These bills would allow politicians — not scientists — to determine what is the best available science on endangered species listing issues. They would also force wildlife agencies to post the nesting and denning sites of imperiled species online – which could do easily facilitate poaching. They would also severely limit the ability of ordinary citizens to participate in the public process by putting road blocks in between them and the courts. (Bills HR 4315, HR 4316, HR 4317, HR 4318)
The House could vote on these bills as soon as the first week of July.
You can sign the CREDO Mobilize petition here.
You can email your U.S. Representative directly here.