The Endangered Species Act (ESA) is one of our nation's most effective and important environmental laws. Passed with overwhelming bipartisan support, the ESA represents a commitment by the American people to work together to protect and restore our most vulnerable fellow species.
Please OPPOSE all efforts to weaken the Endangered Species Act and bill S. 1731/H.R. 3533, which would harm imperiled species by:
- Automatically removing them from the lists of endangered and threatened species after five years, whether or not they've recovered.
- Letting politics win over science by requiring that state governors give their consent before species in their states can be listed under the ESA, and requiring a joint resolution of Congress to approve the listing of species as threatened or endangered.
- Undermining citizens' ability to enforce the ESA in court and to help protect imperiled species by filing citizen listing petitions.