Dear MoveOn member,
I'm Marjorie Mulhall of the organization Earthjustice and I started a petition to the United States Congress, which says:
December 28th, 2013 marked the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act, one of the world's strongest and most effective wildlife protection laws.
Unfortunately, just at this time when we celebrate four decades of success with the ESA, a bill that could rightly be called the "Extinction Act" has been introduced by anti-environment lawmakers in the House and Senate. This bill would gut the ESA and put imperiled species at greater risk.
This bill would harm imperiled species by automatically removing them from the lists of endangered and threatened species after five years, whether or not they've recovered. It would let politics win over science by requiring that state governors give their consent before species in their states can be listed under the ESA, and require a joint resolution of Congress to approve the listing of species as threatened or endangered.
Please join me in demanding that our representatives in Congress protect the Endangered Species Act from this dangerous bill.
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