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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


Sep 22, 2017 Bożena Staniszewska
Sep 22, 2017 Mary Hunt
Sep 22, 2017 Shona Steere
Sep 22, 2017 Marlyse Hanssens
Sep 22, 2017 Sally-ann Smart
Sep 22, 2017 kim runnoe
Sep 21, 2017 Yannick Vanaverbeke
Sep 19, 2017 Richard Han
Sep 18, 2017 Karen Moore
Sep 16, 2017 Lola Schiefelbein
Sep 14, 2017 Lauri Moon
Sep 13, 2017 Lissa Michaeli
Sep 11, 2017 Liliana Elliot
Sep 7, 2017 Kaydee Lewis
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Sep 5, 2017 Kristie Hatton
Aug 31, 2017 Wanda Majeski
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Aug 31, 2017 Blaze Bhence
Aug 29, 2017 Alyssa Oggiono
Aug 28, 2017 elizabeth cano
Aug 25, 2017 tammy Cunningham
Aug 24, 2017 Kathleen Bacheller
Aug 22, 2017 DM Meyer
Aug 22, 2017 Paola Moretti
Aug 22, 2017 Karen Rubino
Aug 22, 2017 Martha Jaquith
Aug 22, 2017 Rilla Heslin
Aug 21, 2017 Wendy Kasprzyk
Aug 20, 2017 dana newsom
Aug 20, 2017 Mary Webb
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Aug 20, 2017 John Moszyk
Aug 20, 2017 Melissa Bird
Aug 18, 2017 Oscar Landé
Aug 18, 2017 Anna Mai Van
Aug 13, 2017 Janet Magdaleno
Aug 13, 2017 Leigha Henson
Aug 12, 2017 Charlotte Jones
Aug 12, 2017 Sue Hayward
Aug 11, 2017 Lida Stevenson
Aug 10, 2017 Inmaculada Martínez
Aug 10, 2017 Marge Schwartz
Aug 10, 2017 Larry McDaniel
Aug 6, 2017 Antonia Powell
Aug 5, 2017 sandra baptistela
Aug 2, 2017 Donna Gilbert
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