By Bethany Cotton
Wildlife Program Director
Reposted from WildEarth Guardians
A rider attached to the must-pass spending legislation blocks the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from adopting long-overdue protections for imperiled sage grouse, which are teetering on the brink of extinction.
Tell your Congressional Representatives: Never Again!
During happier times when Congress was wiser, the Endangered Species Act was specifically crafted to prevent politicians from playing games with native species on the brink of extinction. The Endangered Species Act explicitly removes politics from decision-making, and requires decisions be based on the best available science. The Act is the last hope for wildlife when local efforts fail to ensure their survival.
By preventing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from doing its job, this Congress took the fate of…
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