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Celebrating 40 Years of the Endangered Species Act

President Richard Nixon signed the Endangered Species Act into law on December 28th, 1973, 40 years ago today. In passing the bill into law, the 93rd Congress acted on the understanding that without this safeguard, many of our nation’s fish, wildlife and plants would become extinct. When President Richard Nixon signed the Endangered Species Act into law, he stated, ‚ÄúNothing is more priceless and more worthy of preservation than the rich array of animal life with which our country has… Continue reading