February 25th, 2011 19:48 EST
Scorched-Earth, Anti-Environment Bill Passed
It`s a scorched-earth, anti-environment bill -- and it passed the U.S. House last Saturday.
It`s quite simple: The House leadership is playing politics with our wildlife -- and we can`t let them win.
Please make a contribution now to help stop this assault on our wolves and other wildlife by supporting our work on Capitol Hill, our efforts to mobilize activists across the nation and respond to other wildlife emergencies.
The House version of the Continuing Resolution -- a must-pass federal funding bill -- contains some of the most extreme anti-environment provisions in recent memory.
It is simply a wrong-headed, extremist approach to cutting the budget that will have grave consequences. The bill imposes sweeping cuts and policy changes to clean air, clean water, and land and wildlife conservation programs that protect our health and natural heritage -- while leaving billions of tax dollars in place for Big Oil and other corporate polluters.
It strips vital protections for America`s wolves without safeguards to stop state plans in Idaho and Montana from targeting hundreds of wolves for elimination -- and allows Congressional politics, not science, to decide the future of our most vulnerable wildlife.
We only have a few days to ensure that the Senate`s federal funding legislation -- and any final bill -- is cleared of these anti-wildlife provisions.
Will you support our work with an emergency contribution now?
Since last week, we`ve moved our campaign to the Senate where our seasoned advocates are working hard to ensure that these anti-wildlife provisions aren`t included in a final federal funding bill.
And since just yesterday, our nationwide network of grassroots activists have sent more than 50,000 messages to their senators, urging them to take a stand for our wildlife and wild places.
Our wildlife and wild places are facing the most extreme attack in the last 15 years -- and we need your help to stop it.
Please help stop this assault on our natural heritage -- support our work today.
Together, we can ensure our natural treasures are protected for future generations.
For the Wild Ones,
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Defenders of Wildlife