The Endangered Species Act (ESA) is one of America’s most effective environmental laws. Over time, it has prevented more than 99 percent of listed species from going extinct in the U.S., including nine animal species and three plant species currently listed in Maine.
But Senator Barasso (R-WY) is attempting to “modernize” the ESA, a thinly disguised effort to drastically weaken the law. The only reason to alter such a successful conservation effort is to allow for dangerous drilling, logging, and “open season” on animals that get in the way of extraction industries. This is just one more example of the Trump administration and its allies in Congress catering to corporate profits.
We share Maine and our planet with a diverse and wonderful array of plants and animals, and we have a responsibility to protect them. They cannot speak for themselves, which is why the ESA is so critically important. Once these animals disappear, there’s no bringing them back. We need Maine’s Senators, Susan Collins and Angus King, to stand up for our wildlife.
Thank you for adding your name to our petition to protect Maine's wildlife and defend the Endangered Species Act. We will send this petition to our Congressional delegation later this fall.
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