Vote to Protect Wildlife and Wild Lands

elephants, © Claudio BacinelloSage-Grouse, Photo: USFWS Mountain PrairieGray Wolf, © Angelique Rea

UPDATE 7/9/15: Due to disagreement over non-environmental amendments, all consideration of the Department of Interior Spending Bill has been suspended. Thank you to all who contacted their representatives to speak out against this slew of anti-wildlife attacks. 
 
 

PROTECT ENDANGERED WILDLIFE

Vote NO on the Newhouse (R-WA-4) ESA/Gray Wolf Amendment (Amdt #19)
This amendment blocks the protection of gray wolves in WA, OR and UT under the Endangered Species Act, thwarting recovery efforts in three states with suitable habitat where gray wolves are just beginning to repopulate.

PROTECT CITIZENS' RIGHTS

Vote NO on the Westmoreland (R-GA-3) ESA/"Sue and Settle" Amendment
This amendment would limit the citizens’ right to go to court to challenge government action under the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act by barring the payment of citizens’ legal fees whenever the parties avoid costly litigation by agreement to a settlement or decree.

Vote NO on the LaMalfa (R-CA-1) ESA/Attorney's Fees Amendment
This amendment would undermine the ability of citizens to recovery attorney’s fees when they prevail in lawsuits brought under the Endangered Species Act. It would make it significantly more difficult for citizens across the political spectrum to obtain counsel to challenge illegal government actions.

Please Vote NO on Final Passage

The House Interior Appropriations bill hurts wildlife and weakens public lands by severely underfunding the agencies responsible for their care. It also includes the worst attack on the ESA in a single piece of legislation since the law was passed over 40 years ago. Take a stand and oppose final passage of the bill.