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27 July 2011, 1:42 PM
Republicans abandon ship to keep species on the ESA ark
Rep. Norm Dicks (D-WA)

The current leaders in the House think that saving America’s wildlife is asking too much so they introduced legislation to remove all funds used by the government to add new species to those receiving ESA protections, never mind there’s a list 260 species long waiting to get on the ark.

The legislation also would have similarly frozen any work to designate habitat critical to species protection and recovery. Finally it would have prevented the government from increasing protection for those species spiraling from threatened to the more critical endangered status.
But when the time came to vote, the House leaders lost.

Nearly all Democrats were joined by nearly 40 Republicans to preserve the federal funds needed to carry out these important tasks. The final vote was 224-202. Democratic Reps. Norm Dicks (WA), Mike Thompson (CA) and Colleen Hanabusa (HI), and Republican Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick (PA) took the lead in pushing back on the effort to defund the ESA.
 
America owes a debt of gratitude to all of those representatives, both Democrat and Republican, who joined them to stick up for America’s wildlife. 

"As above, so below." If we love and protect our planet, and all of its occupants, we love and protect ourselves.
This is heaven on earth.

Stop selling our planet out to big business- stop killing wildlife and ruining their habitat with pesticides, oil and other dangers. Coal, factory farming and all other harmful and dangerous things to the Environment- Stop the sell out now to big oil and get rid of Salazar please

Stop selling our planet out to big business- stop killing wildlife and ruining their habitat with pesticides, oil and other dangers. Coal, factory farming and all other harmful and dangerous things to the Environment- Stop the sell out now to big oil and get rid of Salazar please

Ken who? I tried finding his email after Obama promised more transparency. Just to let him now that the Tongass ought not be deforested. That was a wild goose chase. It is like Virginia calling the uranium mine they are building in a notorious flood zone transparent. That is a lie considering Fort Calhoun and the dangers of flooding in uranium industrial sites is under a media black out. Blacked out is the exact opposite of transparent.

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