Ryan Zinke told me that “wildlife needs to show that it has economic value to warrant protection” – Jim Hines, Sierra Club

Update from Jim Hines 7/18:

Greetings Activists:
 YOU are making a powerful difference. On our conference call this morning with U.S. Dept of the Interior officials in DC they said that so many people are calling, emailing and texting various Dept of Interior staff (including the Secretary of Interior himself) about protecting national public lands and wildlife that it is getting overwhelming.
And this is all because of YOU. So lets keep it up. Never stop speaking out on what is important to you.
YOU matter, YOU make a difference.
for the wild,

Save the Endangered Species Act! Congress is considering multiple bills on July 19th – including one from Senator Rand Paul – that would gut the Endangered Species Act and put countless species at risk of extinction. These bills allow decisions on the fate of endangered species to be made by local politicians, not scientists. Call to stop these cynical attempts to destroy the Endangered Species Act.

Please contact members of the House Committee on Natural Resources before July 18th:


Address all comments to Chairman Bishop and copy your member of congress as well.

Script: I’m calling Rep. [___] to convey our disapproval of  the 5 bills coming up to U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources on July 19th. In an age where the pace of extinctions is increasing, we need to stop any reductions in Endangered Species Act protections.

Call all three Members of Congress:

Senator Feinstein: DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430

AND Senator Harris: DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (559) 497-5109, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884

AND Rep. Julia Brownley (CA-26): DC (202) 225-5811, Oxnard (805) 379-1779, T.O. (805) 379-1779

OR Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-24): DC (202) 225-3601, SB (805) 730-1710 SLO (805) 546-8348

More Info: http://www.salon.com/2017/03/07/congress-targets-species-act-and-its-climate-benefits

The Bills:

H.R.3131 —Endangered Species Litigation Reasonableness Act

H.R.2134 —Endangered Species Management Self-Determination Act

S.935 —Endangered Species Management Self-Determination Act

H.R.1273 —21st Century Endangered Species Transparency Act

S.375 —A bill to amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to establish a procedure for approval of certain settlements.

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