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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


Nov 13, 2017 Brandi Mounts
Nov 12, 2017 Yael Saydon
Nov 12, 2017 Fabian Müller
Nov 11, 2017 Simone Duffin
Nov 11, 2017 Joyce Frievalt
Nov 11, 2017 Terri Sammarco
Nov 11, 2017 P Garbett
Nov 11, 2017 Juliana Jordan-Huber
Nov 10, 2017 Sandy Lynch
Nov 8, 2017 Nicholas Chatfield
Nov 8, 2017 Marcia Tomka
Nov 7, 2017 Jessica Lasalla
Nov 6, 2017 Kat Lang
Nov 6, 2017 bobbette bross
Nov 6, 2017 Jomarie Minton
Nov 5, 2017 Ella Jean
Nov 4, 2017 Michael Mitsuda
Nov 4, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 3, 2017 Ari Schwartz
Nov 3, 2017 marian broderick
Nov 3, 2017 Peg Coogan
Nov 3, 2017 Peaches Weed
Nov 2, 2017 Tracey Maunder
Nov 2, 2017 Kerstin Warnecke
Nov 2, 2017 Nelly PRESTAT
Nov 2, 2017 Liliana Fiorini
Nov 2, 2017 Denise Saccone
Nov 2, 2017 Ashton Gruver
Nov 2, 2017 veronique Charvet
Nov 2, 2017 jody bowling
Nov 2, 2017 w g wallin
Nov 1, 2017 Rebecca Britton
Oct 29, 2017 Mary Fox
Oct 29, 2017 Kathryn Gallagher
Oct 29, 2017 Deborah Moore
Oct 28, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 28, 2017 Ketmany Saycocie
Oct 27, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 26, 2017 Monica Kelly
Oct 26, 2017 Swetlana Frei
Oct 26, 2017 Michael Martin The Endangered Species Act is necessity and not a wasteful program.....it needs to be strengthen not weakened or restricted.
Oct 26, 2017 Michael Martin
Oct 25, 2017 Jessica Likins
Oct 25, 2017 Joan Christensen The ESA is very popular. Attack it, and you and whoever votes against it, are likely to lose the next election.
Oct 25, 2017 keely gleason
Oct 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 25, 2017 Kimberly Wallace
Oct 25, 2017 Kimberly Boden
Oct 25, 2017 Joanne Franchi
Oct 25, 2017 Brian Gottejman

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