Hey, remember the proposed changes to the Endangered Species Act? The current president wants to give more say to federal agencies, so if the highway is going through and endangered nesting ground, the highway department can decide for themselves whether or not to keep going with the project. We need to stop shaking our heads and asking, "How much more damage can he do?" and act to keep this damage from happening.
They have opened a comment period for its proposal until Oct. 14.
BUT, here is the kicker, they are not accepting e-mails, you have to either phone in or hand write and snail mail in why you think this is a bad idea, and you have to do it through the Department of the Interior by U.S. mail or hand-delivery to:
Public Comment Processing Attention: 1018-AT50 Division of Policy and Directives Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 4401 North Fairfax Drive Suite 222 Arlington, VA 22203
The Sierra Club is also accepting comments online which they will compile and send to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service too. You can use their form to help start your letter and submit it online, they will send it on all at once, but it is important to personalize it.
Also, keep in mind that the DOI will post the public comments, so careful about including your personal information in your comments. This needs to be done and it needs to be done now. Do it for peregrine falcons and bald eagles who needed the list and are now off--they are successes. Do it for birds that may need it in the future like the red knot, or birds that are on there now like the California condor, piping plovers, short-tailed albatros.
Comment loud and comment now! Spread the word to your friends, send them the Sierra Club link, put this in your FaceBook status updates, comment now!