Help to Save the Endangered Species Act!
micp at ix.netcom.com
Wed Sep 13 21:39:08 EST 1995
The ESA needs to be repealed and you posted to the wrong newsgroup.
In <ecology-1309950448470001 at cr230-mac-12.colorado.edu>
ecology at stripe.colorado.edu (Julius Dahne) writes:
>Thursday, September 14
>is a National Call-In Day
>to help save the Endangered Species Act.
>H.R. 2275, also known as the Young/Pombo "Extinction Bill," basically
>the protections in the Endangered Species Act as we know it. The bill:
> -Concentrates most of the power of the Endangered Species Act in
>hands of the Secretary of the Interior and turns decisions about
>to list species basically into political footballs. Currently,
>supposed to be the only factor in deciding whether most species are
>listed. In the future, if this bill is passed, it would become a
>political issue in the hands of the Secretary of the Interior.
>James Watt was recently our Secretary of the Interior!
> -Imposes a costly bureaucracy on the Endangered Species Act, making
>more difficult to list species as endangered, increasing the chance
>they will become extinct before they are even listed.
> -Requires that the cost of actions taken to save species be
>But no effort is required under the bill to estimate the cost of
>species. In this way, the cost-benefit analyses generated will be
>from the start.
> -Allows the Secretary of the Interior to do basically nothing to
>protect a species, if he or she so chooses, even if the species is
>endangered. This guts current protections for endangered species.
>IF YOU CARE ABOUT THE MORE THAN 700 ENDANGERED SPECIES IN THE UNITED
>PLEASE CONTACT THE ENDANGERED SPECIES COALTION FOR MORE INFO AT
>or ask for more infor at the e-mail address: jjontz at audubon.org.
>DO IT NOW.
>There is no more time to wait.
>AND PLEASE CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVE IN THE HOUSE ON THURSDAY,
>Call (202)224-3121 and ask for your Representative.
>And tell your friends.
>Here is the alert I received recently from the Endangered Species
>National Call Congress Day; September 14
>KEEP YOUR REPRESENTATIVE FROM SIGNING H.R. 2275
> THE YOUNG/POMBO "EXTINCTION" BILL
>When to call:
>Thursday, September 14
>>From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern time
>Who to call:
>The Capitol Hill switchboard is (202)224-3121;
>call and ask for your Representative
>What to say:
>H.R. 2275 WILL "ROLL BACK THE ESA," JUST SAY NO!
>H.R. 2275 WILL:
>Allow the Secretary of the Interior to choose extinction.
> The H.R. 2275 would end this Nation's long-standing commitment to
> ensuring that our great diversity of fish, wildlife, and plant
> species is passed to future generations. Under the bill, the
> Secretaries of Interior and Commerce would no longer be
> to attempt to recover imperiled species.
>Pays off landowners for complying with stewardship obligations.
> The H.R. 2275 contains "takings" language that would create a
> new entitlement program for anyone who complies with the ESA.
> Under H.R. 2275, the ESA could not be enforced to prevent a
> landowner from destroying spawning habitat relied upon by
> endangered salmon and by thousands of downstream commercial
> recreational anglers -- unless the landowner is paid off by
>Eliminates essential habitat protections.
> The H.R. 2275 would overrule the recent Sweet Home Supreme
>Imposes costly bureaucracy and delay.
> The H.R. 2275 calls for enormous hurdles before listing a
> The taxpayers would foot the bill for not only these costs,
> the costs in recovering more species later.
>Shrinks protection of habitat on public lands.
> Under the guise of creating a "National Biological Diversity
> Reserve" the bill would be able to dramatically eliminate
> protection of biodiversity on public lands.
> DON'T DELAY, CALL TODAY!!
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