Remember last week I asked for your help regarding stopping a bill that would weaken the Endangered Species Act. Well, sad to say it’s still alive. Here’s the email I received today:
"We wanted to give you an update on HR 3824, a bill that will eliminate key protections of the Endangered Species Act. On Thursday, September 22, the bill was passed out of the House Resources Committee on a 26-12 vote. It now heads to the full U.S. House of Representatives for a vote this week.
"Please take a couple of minutes to call your representative's office as soon as possible (see contact information below). Give them your name and let them know you live in their district. Ask them to please vote NO on HR 3824. Tell them you support the Endangered Species Act as written and you want them to as well.
"If you cannot call, please send an e-mail and put "Vote NO on HR 3824" in the subject line.
"Even if you have already contacted your representative on this issue, please do so again. We need you to help stop this bill"!
Remember also last week I told you Rep. Richard Pombo was the pusher of this bill. Here’s something I found over at Daily Kos regarding Mr. Pombo.
"Rep. Richard W. Pombo: He paid his wife and brother $357,325 in campaign funds in the last four years, the report says. He also supported the wind-power industry before the Department of Interior without disclosing that his parents received hundreds of thousands of dollars in royalties from wind-power turbines on their ranch."
You can find out more about what HR 3824 will do here at SaveTheManatee.org.