Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Stop the Extinction Rider: Tell Congress to Save Species

Once more, your voice is urgently needed to help save America's most endangered species. Just days after the Center and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service finalized a historic agreement to speed protections for 757 species, House Republicans have placed a rider in the appropriations bill for funding the Department of the Interior that would prohibit the government from spending any money to list new species as endangered or designate their habitat critical. Dubbed the "extinction rider," the bill would handcuff the Endangered Species Act and place hundreds of species at greater risk of extinction.

Please contact your U.S. congressional representative and urge him or her to oppose the extinction rider.

Visit http://action.biologicaldiversity.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=7368 to take action now.

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