The Stupid Border Wall is not JUST a waste of money. It threatens our biggest wildlife refuges.

Although Trump has concerns for drug dealers throwing bags over the wall, he hasn’t given any thought to wildlife. Initial construction testing has begun on a section that would split an refuge ecosystem in two. Negative wildlife impact from border fencing has been well-documented, and this unnecessary barrier will harm our wildlife and the environment.  

Script: I calling Congressperson [_____]  to OPPOSE including any border-wall funding in the next budget, and to oppose any legislation that would provide additional funding. Not only is this a waste of money, but it also destroys our national wildlife refuges, as well as the eco-tourism that thrives because of them.

Call 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

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No more swamp creatures. Vote No on Bernhardt for Deputy Secretary of the Interior

David Bernhardt, a darling lobbyist of the oil and gas industry, who regularly sues the Interior Department on behalf of his corporate clients, could be number two in command of protecting public lands and waters. This is a nominee with enough conflicts of interest to make ethics watchdogs’ heads explode. His confirmation vote could happen as early as today or tomorrow. 

Script:  Please tell Senator [___] to vote “NO” on David Bernhardt. We already have too many people with compromised loyalties and ethics in the Trump regime. No more.

CALL 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

More Info: Continue reading “No more swamp creatures. Vote No on Bernhardt for Deputy Secretary of the Interior”

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,
Jim

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:

https://naturalresources.house.gov/contact/

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.

No on Ryan Zinke for Interior Secretary: Call Senators Feinstein & Harris

Ryan Zinke refused to commit to a limited approach to allowing the excavation of coal and gas on federal lands and has opposed endangered species protections.

For Senators Feinstein and Harris – Call today and tomorrow (both): (DC switchboard (202) 224-3121, other #’s below.)

Script: Hi. My name is (______) and I’m a constituent from (city, zip.) I calling to urge Senator (Harris/Feinstein) to vote “NO’ on the confirmation of Ryan Zinke for Secretary of the Interior. We need principled leaders to stand up for regular Americans and protect the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the planet we share from polluters. Zinke refused in his nomination hearings to “…commit to a limited approach to allowing the excavation of coal, gas and minerals underground” on federal lands at the same time that Trump has said he intends to “to restore coal industry jobs by tapping federal resources. Zinke supports the Keystone XL Pipeline and has opposed endangered species protections for animals like the sage grouse.  Thank You.

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

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

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Today’s Action Item: Protect Wolves and Bears! Vote NO H.J. Res. 69!

FOR SENATORS FEINSTEIN AND HARRIS: (DC switchboard (202) 224-3121, other #’s below.)

Say “NO ” to H.J. Res. 69 “Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule of the Department of the Interior relating to “Non-subsistence Take of Wildlife, and Public Participation and Closure Procedures, on Nation Wildlife Refuges in Alaska”.

Script: “Hi, my name is (_______) and I’m a constituent from (City, Zip). I’m calling to ask Senator (____) vote “ NO” on H.J. Res. 69. This resolution will void the Alaska National Wildlife Refuges Rule, which will threaten the ecosystem by decimating native carnivore populations through cruel and extreme measures. This, in turn, will cause irreparable damage to our country’s wildlife heritage on public lands that belong to all of us. Protecting America’s wildlife and our wildlife refuges is important to all Americans. Thank you for your hard work. (If leaving a voicemail: leave your full street address to ensure your call is tallied.)

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

Harris Contacts:
(202) 224-3553 DC
(213) 894-5000 LA
(916) 448-2787 Sac
(916) 448-2787 Fresno
(415) 355-9041 SF
(619) 239-3884 SD

MORE ABOUT H.J. Res. 69:

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