Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Riders In House Spending Bill Seek to Roll Back Environmental Protections


On Monday House Republicans brought a spending bill to the floor which included more than 30 policy riders aimed at undermining federal environmental regulations. Several of these riders threaten to directly impact our government's ability to designate endangered species such as salmon, or identify critical habitat for federally listed species. Further, the riders slash funding to the land conservation fund, and cripple the EPA's ability to address emissions which cause climate change. Washington Congressman Norm Dicks and California's Mike Thompson have taken the lead in the fight against these harmful riders calling them "extinction riders" and proposing amendment that would strike such environmentally harmful language from the bill. More information in an article from the Seattle Times:

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2015728612_interiorbudget26m.html

Take Action by visiting Save our Wild Salmon's website and contacting your legislator:

https://secure3.convio.net/sows/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=544

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