When most people think of Puerto Rico, they think of vacation, sunny beaches and tropical drinks. What they may not realize is that Puerto Rico also hosts one of America’s most popular wildlife refuges. Now, the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge is under attack in Congress.
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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.
The Sportsmen’s Bill is rife with toxic provisions that threaten wildlife and public lands, erode bedrock environmental laws and undermine key conservation policies.
With winter-run Chinook salmon hanging on by a thread, any proposed legislation in Congress must result in water solutions that help salmon and the other declining fish and wildlife species instead of making it even more difficult for these species to survive.
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.