Please oppose the Pombo Bill
For over 30 years the Endangered Species Act has worked to restore America’s fish, wildlife and native plants threatened with extinction. The Endangered Species Act is the safety net for our people’s natural heritage, having been successful in preventing the extinction of over 99% of all species ever placed under the law’s care. Without a strong Endangered Species Act it is very possible that wildlife, such as the bald eagle, would not be able to be enjoyed by the American people today.
The House of Representatives recently passed H.R. 3824, Congressman Pombo’s bill to gut the Endangered Species Act. Congressman Pombo has recently tried to spin his efforts as ones to improve the Endangered Species Act. However, a close look at Congressman Pombo’s legislation shows that his bill would turn back over 30 years of successful stewardship efforts and cripple the ability of Americans to safeguard the nation’s fish, wildlife and special places. It is our responsibility to leave for future generations a natural heritage richer than the one we have enjoyed. Congressman Pombo’s bill would rob American children of their birthright of abundant fish and wildlife populations. The Senate is poised to take up similar legislation in the coming months. Please oppose this harmful legislation and work to protect all of America’s fish and wildlife.