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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

PA House Committee advances terrible endangered species bill

The PA House Game and Fisheries Committee today approved a truly bad bill that would eviscerate protections for endangered species in the Keystone State.  The bill would take the protection of endangered species out of the hands of trained biologists and other professionals and place it in the hands of politicians.

The bill - and frankly, the motivations that are behind it - are cynical, ugly, and destructive.  It is, in the words of PA Fish and Boat Commission Executive Director John Arway, "critically flawed," and "a huge step backward in Pennsylvania's conservation history." 

It is also a self-inflicted wound that the the natural gas industry and others will come to regret if it's approved and signed into law. 

It's not too late to stop the industry-funded advance of this terrible, destructive policy idea. Contact your state representative today and urge them to oppose this truly bad bill. Hold those who vote in its favor to account.  Or accept the consequences.

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