Comment on the federal register on the environment

Comment on the federal register on the environment

Please make it a priority to protect the environment. The deadline for public comments for these four actions is Monday September 24th. These proposed rule changes are all related to weakening the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The Endangered Species Act is one of the most successful federal environmental policies ever enacted, with 99 percent of listed species recovering in their designated timeline. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has proposed three devastating rule changes that would weaken protections for vulnerable “threatened” species, remove opportunities for public input, and make it more difficult to hold wildlife agencies accountable. These changes are clearly designed to make it easier for pipelines, roads, drilling, and fracking projects to gain speedy approvals.
  1. Submit comments online by clicking on the link or copying and pasting the link in your browser: https://www.regulations.gov/document… Use the “Comment Now!” button on the right side of their webpage to add your comments. You will be asked for your contact information but if you prefer not to provide that, your comments will appear as “anonymous”. Hit “Continue” which brings up a preview screen and allows you to edit your comments. Once you are satisfied with your comments, hit “Submit Comment” Comments must be submitted by September 24.
Some ideas include: If these rule changes are passed, it would be devastating. They would weaken protections for vulnerable “threatened” species, remove opportunities for public input and make it harder to hold wildlife agencies accountable for their actions. These changes are clearly designed to make it easier for pipelines, roads, and even drilling and fracking projects to gain speedy approvals. The Endangered Species Act is one of the most effective environmental policies in American history with 99 percent of species listed recovering in their designated timeline.

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The proposed changes are clearly designed to make it easier for pipelines, roads, and even drilling and fracking projects to gain speedy approvals. The Endangered Species Act is one of the most effective environmental policies in American history with 99% of species listed recovering in their designated timeline. If these rules changes are passed, it would be devastating. The changes would result in weakened protections for vulnerable “threatened” species, remove opportunities for public input and make it harder to hold wildlife agencies accountable for their actions. The ESA exists for a reason—and it works. For the following three actions, go to www.regulations.gov and enter the docket number into the search bar and hit “Search”. Then follow the steps in #1 above to enter your comment.
  1. FWS-HQ-ES-2018-0006 I strongly oppose proposed rule changes to the Endangered Species Act proposed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service. The ESA has had positive benefits for this nation’s iconic endangered wildlife. The proposed changes to the ESA would weaken the law, change the clearly stated and intended purpose of the law, and have negative lasting impacts on our environment and wildlife for future generations.
  2. FWS-HQ-ES-2018-0007 I oppose the proposed rule changes to the Endangered Species Act (ESA) proposed by the FWS. The ESA has been one of the most successful acts in terms of protecting our nation’s iconic flora and fauna. These rules inject economic considerations into what should be purely scientific reviews in order to benefit corporate entities such as the oil and gas industry. Our flora and fauna are more important than corporate profits.
  3. FWS-HQ-ES-2018-0009 I oppose changes to the Endangered Species Act (ESA) that weaken the provisions of that important law. I am especially concerned about changes putting corporate profits above the health of our nation’s iconic flora and fauna.
Written by Indivisible GA04 Site Admin - September 20, 2018
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