Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Congress Restores Endangered Species Protections

Yesterday, Congress passed a bill that will allow President Obama to quickly and easily overturn the Bush Administration rules that weakened the Endangered Species Act. They rejected the efforts of Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to strip the provision from the bill.

Last week, President Obama announced that he will reconsider the Bush Administration's regulations that weakened the Endangered Species Act. Now, he will have an opportunity to overturn the harmful regulations quickly and easily.

This is a great victory thanks in part to the Endangered Species Coalition's members
and the 100+ groups who signed onto our letter asking the Obama Administration
to overturn the regulations.

President Obama can overturn the Bush Administration's regulations that
weaken the Endangered Species Act. He needs to hear from us right now. If you
have not already, ask President Obama to immediately reverse regulations that weaken
the Endangered Species Act and to take steps to strengthen endangered species
protections.

You can sign our petition to President Obama at www.stopextinction.org

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