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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


Feb 20, 2018 renay lawrence
Feb 20, 2018 Sarah Mallows
Feb 17, 2018 David Young
Feb 16, 2018 MILLICENT VOLENTINE
Feb 14, 2018 aya oda
Feb 13, 2018 Alpina Chilton I oppose attacks on the Endangered Species Act.
Feb 11, 2018 carla bond
Feb 11, 2018 Barbara Siewert
Feb 8, 2018 Sheryl Segraves
Jan 30, 2018 Pamela Spacek
Jan 30, 2018 John Crout
Jan 30, 2018 Peggy Reyes
Jan 30, 2018 cris reilly
Jan 30, 2018 Kim Anthony
Jan 30, 2018 Mark Lungo
Jan 30, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 30, 2018 G.T. Jackson
Jan 30, 2018 H.C. Norris
Jan 30, 2018 Karen Supplee
Jan 30, 2018 Fonda Elder
Jan 29, 2018 Marilyn Sanchez God made the variety of animals for us to enjoy. They deserved to be protected so future generations can enjoy them.
Jan 29, 2018 Gail Ryland
Jan 29, 2018 Robyn Mackay
Jan 29, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 29, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 29, 2018 Marie Sepeta I fully support the Endangered Species Act, and strongly encourage you to do so, too. The entire world benefits when we take care of all its inhabitants.
Jan 29, 2018 (Name not displayed) It is our duty to protect endangered species (both plant and animal), parks and national monuments for future generations. Take your head out of the sand. The ESA works! Stop dismantling successful legislation!
Jan 29, 2018 Judy Lamon
Jan 29, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 29, 2018 laney warner
Jan 29, 2018 Maria Vicareo
Jan 29, 2018 Orva M Gullett
Jan 29, 2018 sam retenski
Jan 29, 2018 Harriet Shamblin
Jan 29, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 29, 2018 Kathleen Ryan I have no words that express my disgust for the moronic idiots currently in office. Trump is a looser - Trump is a dufus!!!!
Jan 29, 2018 Susan Zito
Jan 29, 2018 Sue King
Jan 28, 2018 Perlita s
Jan 28, 2018 Lise Witter
Jan 28, 2018 Valentina Miletic
Jan 28, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 28, 2018 Jan Brittan
Jan 28, 2018 Pixie Perry
Jan 28, 2018 Jaye Duncan
Jan 28, 2018 Linda Serio
Jan 28, 2018 Karen Bradbury
Jan 28, 2018 Vikki Hallen
Jan 28, 2018 Glenn Odagawa
Jan 28, 2018 Lisa Yagin

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