Now more than ever, we have to pull together to protect the wildlife we all love.
Jamie Rappaport Clark
Posts By: Jamie Rappaport Clark
In this session of Congress alone, we have seen over 100 legislative attacks on the ESA and an inestimable number of other anti-wildlife, anti-environmental proposals.
Today, there are 563 national wildlife refuges, a testament to our nation’s commitment to the conservation of important habitat for the nation’s fish and wildlife resources. You can find refuges in every state in the union, and they come in every size, shape and location imaginable.
We’ve all heard them – claims blaming federal environmental regulations for a host of economic maladies. Fortunately, the adverse economic impacts attributed to the ESA have no basis in “fact” and we now have compelling new peer-reviewed data to prove it.
Unlike the original House and Senate versions covering the Department of the Interior and related agencies, the combined omnibus legislation was almost free of catastrophic anti-wildlife riders, making it a huge victory for imperiled species and the Endangered Species Act.