17 March 2011 Anti-Wildlife Policy Vendetta Usurps Budget Debate Posted by: Jessica Brand | 1 comment | Share: Stopping EPA regulating greenhouse gasses would be a huge blow for wildlife already impacted by climate change. As Congress continues to debate the Federal Budget, Defenders’ Executive Vice President Jamie Rappaport Clark explains in The Huffington Post why wildlife has a whole lot more to lose in the coming weeks: Tough Budget Choices? Judging by the Excessive Policy Riders on the Continuing Resolution, the Anti-Environmental House Majority Is Having a Ball We’ve been hearing a lot from our leaders in Congress of late about the tough choices needed to get America’s budget cut down to size. It’s a compelling message and many House members have done a pretty convincing job of looking pained while proposing budget cuts in their Continuing Resolution (CR). But take a moment to look beyond the cuts and instead focus on the numerous policy changes proposed within the CR and it quickly becomes clear that this is not fiscal prudence at work but extreme ideology. Read the whole post. Take take action now to stop the anti-wildlife legislation in the Senate. One Response to “Anti-Wildlife Policy Vendetta Usurps Budget Debate” sharon reid March 19th, 2011 we should all stick together, against hurting any animals. Reply Post Your Comment Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) You May also be interested in Westerners want to save the sage-grouse (and so do I) A majority of voters in western states want to see sage-grouse, the Sagebrush Sea and all its inhabitants protected. Defenders Celebrates Successful Listing of Sharks, Rays and Sawfish! Recently 21 imperiled species of sharks and rays gained international protection when they were added to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS). Refuges need relief Congress and the president must do a better job in providing for America’s National Wildlife Refuge System.