Don't Use the Drought as an Excuse to Gut the Endangered Species Act

Don't Use the Drought as an Excuse to Gut the Endangered Species Act

About the Petition

Members of Congress with ties to agriculture special interests are pushing a water bill that includes provisions designed to gut the Endangered Species Act and overturn decades of negotiations among broad stakeholders.

This bill is rehashing outdated ideas that don’t reflect the views of most Californians. It is a shameless attempt to use the suffering of people who are trying to cope with the impacts of California’s drought as an excuse to waive environmental laws.

With support from activists like you, we stopped a similar bill two years ago. Now we need your help to stop this one before it rolls back protections for our rivers and clean water.

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