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In late July, House Republicans proposed a bill that would cut the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) funding and limit the power of federal agencies to regulate environmental issues. They took aim at two in particular: the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and uranium mining near the Grand Canyon. If passed, the bill would strip funding for listing threatened species as endangered and could allow for mining companies to begin the highly dangerous uranium mining at the Grand Canyon.

The worst part about this bill is its provisions would limit government intervention power. If any of these dangerous actions moved forward, it would be difficult to stop them.

It's important we put animals and the environment first. We need the rest of the House of Representatives to stand up to these ominous cuts.

Sign the petition imploring the House to act in favor of the future of our environment — not business and profit.

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Dear Speaker of the House John Boehner,

It's time we stop proposing legislation in favor of business and profit and start standing up for the environment. Recently, House Republicans put forth a proposal that could have grave implications for animals and the environment.

If passed, the bill would both slash funding for federal environmental agencies as well as limit the power of the government to intervene in regulating pollution. In fact, it would take away funding for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by 18 percent as well as bar lawmakers from listing threatened species as endangered.

In addition, the bill would potentially open the door for highly dangerous uranium mining around the Grand Canyon. Regarding the mining, Massachusetts Representative Ed Markey said, "When families go to enjoy the sunset across the canyon, it won't just be the sun causing the glow, it will be the radiation."

Please do not pass this bill. More pollution and fewer protections for animals isn't good for anyone.

Thank you for your consideration.

Petition Signatures

Feb 27, 2017 Madelyn McCaul Dear Speaker Ryan: Please do everything you can to protect endangered species so that your children and mine will be able to know these wonderful creatures. Protecting the environment they (and we) live in is essential as well.
Feb 26, 2017 Martha Sommer
Feb 26, 2017 Lola Schiefelbein
Feb 26, 2017 labarre Paola
Feb 25, 2017 Lynn Boeset
Feb 25, 2017 Debra Cassiero
Feb 24, 2017 melissa bird
Feb 24, 2017 Linda Kisker Don't mess with the EPA. They are the only ones who fight big business to keep our air, water and earth clean. Just because big business contributes to your campaigns doesn't mean they will take care of the environment. Keep funding the EPA.
Feb 23, 2017 Teri R Dean
Feb 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 20, 2017 karen kalmenson
Feb 19, 2017 de car
Feb 19, 2017 Karen Crawford
Feb 18, 2017 Susan Briggs
Feb 18, 2017 Natalia Smirnova
Feb 18, 2017 Kelly Davidson
Feb 18, 2017 Bernadette CUELLAR
Feb 17, 2017 Lynn Kahl
Feb 15, 2017 Lea Faulks
Feb 9, 2017 Leslie Slater
Feb 9, 2017 Carmen Blakely
Feb 9, 2017 Pam Pendleton We must protect the environment before we're all without a planet to call home!
Feb 9, 2017 Miss Pangrazi
Feb 9, 2017 Sue King
Feb 9, 2017 Darcy Bland
Feb 6, 2017 Jack Martin
Feb 5, 2017 Shelby Fry
Feb 5, 2017 Anna Tangi
Feb 5, 2017 Stacey Govito
Feb 4, 2017 Cindy Ray
Feb 4, 2017 Lisa Scharin Trump does NOT care about people, our rights, clean environment, etc. He only cares about money, power and his cronies! GET LOUD-DON'T be complacent-NEXT it will be YOUR backyard under attack!
Feb 4, 2017 Kathleen Tennyson
Feb 4, 2017 Dalca Carvalho
Feb 4, 2017 Franz Owczarek
Feb 4, 2017 Paula Simmons
Feb 4, 2017 Carol Patterson
Feb 2, 2017 Angela Day
Feb 1, 2017 diane lenart
Feb 1, 2017 Jamie Smith
Jan 31, 2017 wendy wilson
Jan 30, 2017 Veronica Lebron
Jan 30, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 30, 2017 Catherine Williams
Jan 30, 2017 Daniel Driver
Jan 30, 2017 Kelly Smith
Jan 30, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 27, 2017 Elvira Bergenholtz
Jan 27, 2017 Bonnie Farmer

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