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December 18, 2008

Bush Gutting Endangered Species Act

Filed under: National Politics — Matt Dernoga @ 6:00 pm
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I had brief post about this a few days ago, but I wanted to bring light to it again.  What the Bush Administration is basically doing is changing a rule that mandates that federal wildlife scientists review federal projects in order to provide an accurate report of what kinds of damage will be done to the ecosystem and the species in it.  So basically, whenever we want to build something like a road or a mall, or we want to drill in Colorado, there’s no scientific review of what the environmental impact will be.  Anyone who gives half a damn what happens to wildlife, our natural environment, and our ecosystem should find this unacceptable.  There is a very good overview by an environmental organization “Earth Justice” who is leading the legal charge to stop the rule change: Here

Also, I have not followed the legal actions of Earth Justice very closely until recently, but this is an organization that represents local environmental groups and people on legal cases involving preservation and protection of the planet.  I think this is a very important organization since there are always battles to be fought, and as much as activism and letter writing are useful, a lot of decisions come down to who has a good lawyer.  If you’re looking for an organization to donate a little money to for the holidays, I would recommend to donate to them Here

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3 Comments »

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    Pingback by Environment and nature » Blog Archive » Bush Gutting Endangered Species Act — December 18, 2008 @ 6:56 pm | Reply

  2. There are some things we all can do, though. Get the names of the companies that want access to these lands, publish their intent on the internet. The other thing Americans can do is get busy and push for this law to be repealed, including those Republicans that want to turn America into a toxic waste dump, kill off the endangered species, and even those species that are just barely above the endangered levels.
    I am, to say the least, less than impressed with the American Republican party and especially with the outgoing president.
    This planet is all we have, period. There is no other place to live, no other place to move to once we ruin it.
    Damn Bush!

    Comment by ninemoonjupe — December 20, 2008 @ 4:50 am | Reply

  3. Thanks, I would like there to be more accountability in our market where people have greater and easier access to information about which companies are operating sustainably, and which are trying to exploit the Earth. I think if this information was more available, consumers would make different decisions on what they buy, and who they buy from.

    Comment by Matt Dernoga — December 20, 2008 @ 1:43 pm | Reply


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