>> Saturday, August 30, 2008
In his last few months in office, it seems our president wants it to be known that he really doesn't care about the environment at all. In his latest attempt to destroy all things green, he is trying to change the Endangered Species Act of 1973. This act not only allows for the formation of an Endangered Species list, but also requires that recovery plans be drawn in the event of a badly endangered animal and forces the Federal Government to "not authorize" any plans that would hinder the recovery of a species. This last part is the part that our dear Commander-in-Chief wants to change. Scientists are up in arms over this calling the proposal "bad science." So, what, pray tell, do we do? Well, the public comment period ends mid-September, so whatever it is we have to do it fast. Go write letters now. That is what I am doing. That's all I can do... otherwise we can kiss our beautiful endangered species (like our reefs and wild horses) and protected lands goodbye.
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