Victory for nature and endangered species – We did it!
Round One is ours
The Bears and Wolves still need our help before May 10, 2009
On April 28, 2009, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Commerce Secretary Gary Locke announced that they were reinstating the consultation provision under the Endangered Species Act.
Their decision requires federal agencies to once again consult with federal wildlife experts at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration before taking any action that may affect threatened or endangered species.
Congress granted the Obama administration a special 60-day period to repeal two last-minute Bush administration rule changes.The other ruling under consideration restricts protections for the polar bear. Secretary Salazar has until May 10th to use the
congressional authority to expedite the repeal of the polar bear rule.
All of us will continue to support and encourage the Obama Administration to restore protections for our nation’s wildlife and wild places.
So many more changes need to be put in place to strengthen endangered species programs and reinstate scientific integrity in environmental protections.
Thanks to all those that worked so hard to make this victory a reality.
Join with us today StopExtinction.org
Excerpts courtesy of www.StopExtinction.org
Image 1.young bear courtesy of google.com & ratemyscreensaver.com
Image 2. playful polar bear cub courtesy of firstpeople.us