June 21st, 2008 17:40 EST
Help Protect Ocean Ecosystems
Dear Judyth Piazza,
Our oceans are in trouble. The National Environmental Policy Act - the policy that has made it possible to protect deep sea coral formations, save the lives of endangered sea turtles and begin the rebuilding of depleted fish populations - is about to be gutted.
Tell the fisheries service to craft a new proposal that will protect our ocean ecosystems »
The Bush administration`s proposed rule puts NEPA`s environmental review process at risk. This flawed proposal hands over too much authority to fishery management councils, significantly limits the public`s ability to participate in the decisions, and allows fishery managers to make decisions without fully considering the impacts on marine ecosystems including sea turtles, seals, corals and other precious ocean life.
It`s time for our nation`s fisheries managers to make better decisions by fully understanding the consequences of fishing on marine ecosystems. Please take a moment today, and tell the National Marine Fisheries Service that our oceans deserve better »
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