Sign the petition: Urge Congress to defend the Endangered Species Act from Trump’s attack

U.S. Congress

This August, Trump’s Departments of Interior and Commerce have made dangerous roll-backs to the Endangered Species Act, which has prevented 99% of species protected by the Act from going extinct.

First enacted in 1973, the Endangered Species Act has become one of the United States' most popular laws amongst Americans and has been highly effective in preventing several species, including the bald eagle, grizzly bear, and gray wolf, from going extinct.

Now Trump seeks to weaken the Act to pave way for big developers and extractive industries across the U.S. With a recent scientific report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) finding that up to one million plant and animal species on Earth are at risk of extinction, we need our lawmakers to protect this important law now more than ever.

The implications of mass extinction are grave and we cannot afford to wait for the next president to undo Trump’s dangerous action. It’s time for Congress to step in.

Sign the petition to demand our lawmakers prevent mass extinction by protecting the Endangered Species Act.

Participating Organizations:
Chesapeake Climate Action Network Action Fund
Daily Kos

Endangered Species Coalition
Food & Water Action
Greenpeace USA
League of Conservation Voters
Seeding Sovereignty
198 methods

To: U.S. Congress
From: [Your Name]

The Endangered Species Act is one of the most popular and effective laws in the U.S. With the Trump Administration’s dangerous move to weaken the Act, we need you to step in and protect the up to one million species at risk of extinction in the next few decades. I urge you to pass additional legislation to restore the Endangered Species Act.