Endangered sea turtles and shorebirds crushed on a National Seashore.
Vast expanses of old-growth forest cut to the ground.
The U.S. House of Representatives is taking direct aim at the Endangered Species Act and decades of protections for wild lands with its latest assault on wildlife.
The House could vote as early as tomorrow on a monstrous, overreaching bill cobbled together by extremists willing to sacrifice our natural heritage.
This anti-wildlife bill would...
- Waive Endangered Species Act protections within 100 miles of our borders -- leaving jaguars, ocelots and other rare wildlife without a lifeline;
- Overturn hard-fought, sensible rules that protect endangered sea turtles and shorebirds from being crushed by vehicles on Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
- Hand over tens of thousands of acres of old-growth forest in the Tongass National Forest to be clearcut by a private corporation. These ancient forests are home to rare pine martens, grizzly bears and other wildlife -- and provide clean water that salmon need to survive.
All told, this terrible bill would take a wrecking ball to our natural heritage.
It would undermine the Endangered Species Act, overturn decades of protections for our most special wild places, waive dozens of laws near our borders and severely weaken the landmark National Environmental Policy Act.
This is just the start of the latest onslaught against our natural heritage. Our wildlife and wild places need your voice now to help stop this anti-conservation bill today.