Who believes that gutting the Endangered Species Act is amoral? Certainly not the Trump administration.
Waging War on Earth’s Wildlife
The attack on this vital law is reprehensible, and we need to hold the perpetrators accountable.
Species protection has always been science-based, but the Interior Department—under David Bernhardt, a former fossil fuel lobbyist, wants it based on possible lost revenue. Money is king in this administration, and possible extinction can’t compete with corporate greed.
More species are threatened than ever before in human history. Climate change is driving some of it—like that of the polar bear. The adorably cute pika still hasn’t been listed by the climate denying Trump administration. More than six hours at temperatures above 77 deg F will kill this little lagomorph. Climate change is driving the pika to extinction, but listing it would acknowledge there’s a problem–something the Trump administration adamantly denies, to the detriment of the entire planet.
This gutting of the Endangered Species Act—an incredibly important law that has saved most of the species under its protection—should enrage every person who values animals like the bald eagle, humpback whale, Florida manatee, whooping crane, and black-footed ferret. These are just a few of the saved animals.
Who Is Responsible?
How did your senators vote in the confirmation hearings for Bernhardt? Hold them accountable. They knew this could happen. If you live in Arizona, both your senators voted for confirmation, and one of them is Kyrsten Sinema–a Democrat; ask her why. Demand answers.
What Can I Do?
Write letters to the Dept of Interior, sign petitions, and give money if you are able to one of the groups fighting this in court. Here are a few: Center for Biological Diversity, Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC), Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), Earthjustice.
Countdown, Book One – The Skye Van Bloem Trilogy is about biodiversity importance. I try to walk the talk, so I donate all my royalties to environmental groups fighting to save the planet and our precious animals.
Gutting the Endangered Species Act is amoral. What are we going to do about it? Fight back!