Thursday, September 29, 2005

More on the ESA-Destruction Bill

The House is working right now on a rule for Rep. Pombo's bill that would effectively gut the Endangered Species Act. That's the bad news. The good news is, opponents of the Pombo bill have introduced an amendment to remove some of the pernicious provisions and improve the underlying law tremendously. The bipartisan amendment, sponsored by Democrats George Miller, John Dingell, Norm Dicks, and Ellen Tauscher, with Republicans Sherwood Boehlert (my congressman, making me proud!), Wayne Gilchrest, Jim Saxton, and Mark Kirk, would provide some incentives to developers while maintaining current enforcement provisions.

The vote on this amendment (if it's even allowed to come to the floor) may be very close. Once again, if you feel strongly about this, please do call your representative and urge them to support the Miller-Boehlert amendment to the Pombo bill.


At 6:07 PM, Anonymous wj said...

How unfortunate that my Congressional district was gerrymandered to put me in Pombo's district. Not much point in writing him to vote no....


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