Endangered Species Act

BradM

Well-Known Member
Dear Fellow Duner,

"Junk Science" was used to close major portions of the Imperial Sand Dunes
(Glamis, Buttercup. Gordon's Well and Mammoth Wash). Had there been a law
in place that called for good science, we would have only the closure north
of Hwy 78 - and maybe not even that. There is a movement to put such a law
on the books but we must take action - NOW. The legislation is HR. 2829. We
need to push for congressional support of this bill or it will never happen.

Your help is needed NOW. The following is an Alert from the National
Endangered Species Act Reform Coalition (NESARC)
<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.nesarc.org/walden.htm>http://www.nesarc.org/walden.htm</A>

"Bad Science = Bad Decisions; Good Science = Good Decisions"

The House Resources Committee hopes to move legislation in early March that
would require the use of good science in Endangered Species Act (ESA)
decision making. The legislation is HR. 2829, sponsored by Oregon
Congressman Greg Walden. Like the Congressman, we have all seen how the
recent disaster in Oregon's Klamath Basin was caused by the use of
inadequate or bad science. Its time to make some permanent changes to the
Endangered Species Act so neither endangered species nor human lives are
harmed again. In the wake of this and other recent ESA disasters, the time
to change the law is now. And we need your help now. If this legislation is
to move, we need more Congressional support.

HR. 2829, the Sound Science for Endangered Species Act Planning Act of 2001
currently has 13 sponsors. We urgently need many, many more, including
Democrats.

NESARC and THE ASA URGE YOU TO TAKE ACTION NOW. HERE IS HOW: SENDING A FAX
IS THE MOST EFFICIENT WAY IF YOU CAN'T MAKE A CALL DIRECTLY.

1. Communicate with your Congressmen. Due to the recent anthrax attacks in
Washington, DC, it is no longer efficient to post a letter through the
regular mail. We need you to fax, email, call, or personally see your
Congressman now. Use the following link to get fax numbers for every Member
of Congress http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c107:H.R.2829:
* Text and cosponsor lists for S. 1912, the Sound Science for Endangered
Species Decision Making Act of 2002, legislation introduced by Senator
Gordon Smith (R-OR) that is nearly identical to Congressman Walden's good
science proposal. http://www.nesarc.org/2829sxs.htm
* A one page description of H.R. 2829.
http://www.nesarc.org/1912onepager.htm
* A copy of the letter NESARC sent to all members of the House of
Representatives urging them to support H.R. 2829. Go here for PDF file
http://www.house.gov/walden/press/2001/aug/pr080301.html
* The press release issued by Senator Smith when he introduced S. 1912.
http://www.nesarc.org

The ASA


"The only source of knowledge is experience." - Albert Einstein
 

Paige

Well-Known Member
YEAH - this ESA HAS GOT TO GO and the only way it will is by us raising the roof and putting the pressure on - we have to reverse this thing and it will take ALOT of TIME to accomplish -

thanks for the post - VERY informative =-)



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