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Since its creation in 1973, the Endangered Species Act has protected the United States' most vulnerable plants and animals. Today, it protects more than 1,600 species which are under threat or on the verge of extinction.

This landmark piece of legislation enjoys an incredible 99-percent success rate at preventing extinction for the species under its protection. Without the ESA, scientists estimate at least 227 species would have likely gone extinct since the law's passage.

When Donald Trump ran for president, he claimed his administration would get rid of ineffectual bureaucracy and wasteful government programs. So why, then, is the Endangered Species Act under threat? This law is one of the U.S.A.'s most effective pieces of legislation. According to the Center for Biological Diversity, "To date, only 10 species protected under the Act have been declared extinct, and of these, eight were likely extinct before they were protected."

In a roundtable meeting with automobile industry leaders, Trump claimed that environmental regulations were, "out of control" and hampering industry. An objective assessment of the Endangered Species Act's impeccable track record proves this is not the case.

Trump and his corporate crony friends don't care about preserving America's threatened animals and plants. One need only look to Trump's nominations of climate-denying Scott Pruitt to head of the EPA and Ryan Zinke to head the Department of the Interior, a proponent of exempting agribusiness from ESA regulations, to see they are motivated by profit and greed, not the welfare of the United States' land, animals, or plants.

We won't sit by while America's natural treasures are exploited and destroyed by the highest bidder. Tell Trump and the Senate and House of Representatives leaders you oppose their attacks on the Endangered Species Act!

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To President Trump,

I am writing to you today to express my deep concern for your administration's attacks on the Endangered Species Act. Your recent anti-environment nominations to lead both the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Interior indicate a clear desire to protect profits and corporate interests over the biodiversity of our country.

Since its creation in 1973, the Endangered Species Act has protected the United States' most vulnerable plants and animals. Today, it protects more than 1,600 species which are under threat or on the verge of extinction.

This landmark piece of legislation enjoys an incredible 99-percent success rate at preventing extinction for the species under its protection. Without the ESA, scientists estimate at least 227 species would have likely gone extinct since the law's passage.

President Trump, when you ran for office, you claimed your administration would get rid of ineffectual bureaucracy and wasteful government programs. So why, then, is the Endangered Species Act under threat? This law is one of the U.S.A.'s most effective pieces of legislation. According to the Center for Biological Diversity, "To date, only 10 species protected under the Act have been declared extinct, and of these, eight were likely extinct before they were protected."

We won't sit by while America's natural treasures are exploited and destroyed by the highest bidder. We don't support these attacks!

Petition Signatures


Jan 21, 2018 Erin Wallace
Jan 21, 2018 (Name not displayed) Please stop the pipelines while you're at it. Many Indigenous groups are going to lose clean water if you don't.
Jan 21, 2018 FRADIN Eric
Jan 21, 2018 Bob Jewett
Jan 20, 2018 JANICE CHUI
Jan 20, 2018 Jenny Bramlette
Jan 20, 2018 Donna Channen
Jan 20, 2018 Lucille Gherardini
Jan 20, 2018 susan gallagher
Jan 20, 2018 Robert .
Jan 20, 2018 Kelly Smith
Jan 20, 2018 Marcia Haworth I agree they are motivated by profit and greed, not the welfare of the United States' land, animals, or plants. They have no thought to the American People either.
Jan 20, 2018 Nancy Boderick
Jan 20, 2018 Brycelyn Pirtle
Jan 20, 2018 Melissa McCracken
Jan 20, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 20, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 20, 2018 Denise Griffin Do you think you can do something to protect our planet instead of what you are doing to destroy it?
Jan 20, 2018 Susan Busch
Jan 20, 2018 Lucy-Nadya S
Jan 20, 2018 Kathleen Schmaling
Jan 20, 2018 Carmen Rodriguez
Jan 20, 2018 Shira Levin The Bald Eagle is an example the success of the ESA. Because of it the Bald Eagle has so recovered that it is no longer classified as Endangered.
Jan 20, 2018 M. K. Edwards
Jan 20, 2018 Carole Maclure Keep the EPA protections in place!
Jan 20, 2018 Allison Pierce
Jan 20, 2018 Paige Humpston
Jan 20, 2018 Andrea Giolli
Jan 20, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 20, 2018 Debbie Foster
Jan 20, 2018 Helga Preinesberger
Jan 20, 2018 Ruth Vickers
Jan 20, 2018 Kathy Janfrancisco Stop going backwards! Don't let endangered species go extinct. Once they're gone they are gone. Every creature big and small serve a purpose even if it's for us to see and enjoy them.
Jan 20, 2018 Virgene Link-New This is a must-have law. We need to protect our species here on this planet. They are our fellow Earthlings. Thank you.
Jan 20, 2018 Barbara Schmidt
Jan 20, 2018 Mary Stratton
Jan 20, 2018 patty langford
Jan 20, 2018 Brenda Warriner
Jan 20, 2018 Lyn Evans
Jan 20, 2018 K. Goodrum
Jan 20, 2018 Trigg Wright III
Jan 20, 2018 Karen Wright III
Jan 20, 2018 Loretta Conner We must protect all wildlife...do the right thing.
Jan 20, 2018 Rose Saunders
Jan 20, 2018 Nina Carey
Jan 20, 2018 Dale Thoen
Jan 20, 2018 Pilar Quintana
Jan 20, 2018 R.A. Dayton
Jan 20, 2018 Laura Elena Blanca Mendoza
Jan 20, 2018 Susan Rubin

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