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Policy and Legislation

The Latest On: Policy and Legislation

September 25, 2018 | Legal Document

Letter to Congress Opposing Expanded Wildlife Extinction Package

The House Natural Resources Committee meets this week for a legislative hearing on nine bills. This package of legislation would dramatically weaken the Endangered Species Act and should be labeled the “Expanded Wildlife Extinction Package.” These bills would undermine the role of science in the listing process, transfer undue authority to state officials, make it more difficult for species to gain federal protections (and easier to lose them), and undercut citizens’ vital role in helping to enforce the law. On behalf of our millions of members and activists nationwide, the signees urge you to oppose the “Expanded Wildlife Extinction Package.”

August 22, 2018 | Legal Document

Letter to Farm Bill Conferees Opposing Anti-Environment Provisions

On behalf of millions of members and supporters across the nation, 171 organizations urge Farm Bill Conferees to oppose all anti-environmental riders and support full conservation title funding in any final agreement between House and Senate conferees when reauthorizing our farm and nutrition programs.

August 20, 2018 | Legal Document

Letter to Council on Environmental Quality urging enforcement, not rewrite, of NEPA

This letter represents the collective response of 341 public interest organizations, representing millions of members and supporters, to the Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) recent Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM). Rather than contemplating a rewrite of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations, this letter urges CEQ to invest its modest resources, and most importantly, its leadership position, in a systematic initiative to enforce them.

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