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April 11, 2001 | Press Release

Bush Administration Seeks to Gut Endangered Species Act

Instead of asking Congress to adequately fund the US Fish and Wildlife Service's division that enforces the Endangered Species Act the administration is seeking to strip key provisions from the Act to make it cheaper to administer.

December 15, 2000 | Press Release

Sea Lion Compromise Reached

Efforts by Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK) to waive the Endangered Species Act (ESA) have failed. The endangered Steller sea lions, while still victims from large-scale, intensive trawl fishing, are no longer victim to a hostile effort from Stevens to suspend federal environmental laws for the sake of industrial fishing special interests.

October 4, 2000 | Press Release

Senate Introduces Strong Endangered Species Bill

The U.S. Senate introduced a strong Endangered Species Act reauthorization bill that supporters believe sets a positive tone for next year's debate on one of the nation's most important environmental laws.

May 4, 2000 | Press Release

CONSERVATION GROUPS WARN OF SNEAK ATTACKS ON ENVIRONMENT BY CONGRESS THIS SUMMER

The nation's leading conservation groups warned today that damaging congressional attacks on the environment are expected to proliferate this summer as Congress rushes to adjourn before the November elections.

The groups expect that most anti-environmental riders will be added to "must pass" appropriations bills that Congress has to enact in order to avoid a government shutdown.

May 10, 1999 | Press Release

A Cynical Advantage

Anti-environmental riders shut down public debate and usually provide gifts to Congress' special interest friends.

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