In the United States, the Endangered Species Act was passed in 1973 to ensure the protection of biodiversity within the country’s borders. As Richard Nixon stated while signing the Act – “Nothing is more priceless and more worthy of preservation than the rich array of animal life with which our country has been blessed.”
But now 45 years later, the ESA is under threat from the Trump Administration.
Anti-environment members of Congress have already introduced legislative attacks that would undermine the Endangered Species Act, threatening the survival of sage grouse, grizzly bears, gray wolves, polar bears, beluga whales and countless other imperiled wildlife and ecosystems. And it sets a dangerous precedent of letting politics, not science, determine the fate of our planet’s most vulnerable creatures.
We can’t let this fundamental environmental law be decimated by lawmakers and their big polluter allies. Tell your senators and representative to stand up for the Endangered Species Act and oppose any legislation that will further jeopardize our nation’s wildlife and wildlands.