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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!

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May 21, 2018 Maryanna Moskal
May 21, 2018 Tina Collins
May 21, 2018 Robert Reed
May 21, 2018 Rebecca Lambert
May 21, 2018 Melissa Masters
May 21, 2018 Martine Hans
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May 21, 2018 Joni Armstrong
May 21, 2018 Liz LaFour
May 21, 2018 Lily Wong
May 21, 2018 Mindy Schech
May 20, 2018 Sue White
May 19, 2018 Lisa Welker
May 19, 2018 Sudarsana Mohanty
May 19, 2018 Lauri Brow
May 19, 2018 Karl Graff
May 19, 2018 Elizabeth Shundi
May 19, 2018 Vera Jarrett
May 19, 2018 Gardenia Gardener
May 19, 2018 Elysia Green
May 18, 2018 Alex Stall
May 16, 2018 carine verfaillie
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May 16, 2018 Nicola Marsden
May 15, 2018 Dave Garcin
May 15, 2018 Alana Hendrickson
May 15, 2018 melissa owens
May 15, 2018 Lisa Kidd-Goodman
May 15, 2018 Leslie Vanlessen
May 14, 2018 Reid Larimore
May 14, 2018 Jan Allen
May 14, 2018 Laura Link
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May 9, 2018 Corinne WOITIEZ
May 9, 2018 Lynne Minore
May 9, 2018 Karen Wagner
May 3, 2018 Linda Millemaci
May 3, 2018 Lisa Saunders
May 2, 2018 Anais Cudel
Apr 30, 2018 Gabriele Jefferson
Apr 29, 2018 Birgit Ditto
Apr 27, 2018 suzanne caruso
Apr 27, 2018 Keith Cliver
Apr 21, 2018 Sabrena Adams
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Apr 10, 2018 Kimberley Clack
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