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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

Apr 23, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 21, 2017 Nicholas Lee
Apr 20, 2017 Raleigh koritz
Apr 18, 2017 Tanja Gistl
Apr 18, 2017 Kelly Nestleroad
Apr 16, 2017 Lanette Norris
Apr 14, 2017 Natasha Jenkins
Apr 13, 2017 Katrina Shawley
Apr 11, 2017 Kara Walmsley
Apr 9, 2017 Rachel Taberner
Apr 4, 2017 Cheryl Twaddell Bills like this one are the reason I see the Republican Party as a terrorist organization. Destruction of the environment is as terroristic as it comes
Apr 3, 2017 Tamara Sedakow
Apr 3, 2017 Kat Fuka
Apr 3, 2017 Stephen Moyer
Apr 1, 2017 Kristine Kriner
Mar 31, 2017 Tim Young
Mar 30, 2017 Suzanne Stephens
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Mar 27, 2017 Dana Albanese
Mar 26, 2017 Amy Sharpe
Mar 25, 2017 Jeanne Sheffer
Mar 25, 2017 JANEL COHEN
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Mar 25, 2017 Donna Deese
Mar 25, 2017 Ann Bicking
Mar 21, 2017 Chris Rudolph
Mar 21, 2017 Sharon Gilman
Mar 20, 2017 Roger Williams
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Mar 17, 2017 Dena Weirich
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Mar 17, 2017 Nanci A Prado
Mar 17, 2017 Nadine Schramm
Mar 16, 2017 Hart Palmer
Mar 14, 2017 Charlotte Gray
Mar 13, 2017 Judith Sheppard
Mar 13, 2017 Melora Jackson
Mar 12, 2017 janine pol
Mar 10, 2017 Corey Williams
Mar 9, 2017 Waltraud Buckland
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Mar 8, 2017 Henriette Matthijssen
Mar 8, 2017 Kyriaki P
Mar 8, 2017 Michèle Haudebourg
Mar 8, 2017 Karina Walsh Stop putting business profits in front of our lives!!!! You work for the people, not corporations.
Mar 8, 2017 Viki Worden

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