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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Environmentalists rip bill to change endangered species process

Environmentalists rip bill to change endangered species process

abc27 WHTM

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Posted: Nov 07, 2013 5:39 PM EST Updated: Nov 07, 2013 6:50 PM EST By Dennis Owens - WHTM

Endangered species would be further endangered if House Bill 1576 were to become law, according to a coalition of environmental groups that held a news conference to oppose it Thursday.

The bill is dubbed the Endangered Species Coordination Act, but critics say it's a coordinated effort by developers, mostly the Marcellus Shale Coalition, to do an end-run around regulations governing an endangered classification.

"This bill neuters the Game Commission," said Sarah Speed of the Humane Society of the United States. "It prevents them from taking action to protect endangered species and instead requires the federal government to come in first."

The head of Pennsylvania's Fish and Boat Commission is angling against House Bill 1576; urging lawmakers to reject it.

"If it would become law in its current form it would be a huge step backward in Pennsylvania's proud conservation history," said John Arway, Executive Director of the Fish and Boat Commission. Read more...

4 comments :

Anonymous said...

In my opinion you need to STOP playing GOD...LEAVE Nature Alone and she WILL take CARE of herself...It is ALL about controlling Businesses and People anyway-GET OFF your High horse...

Anonymous said...

They hate it because it takes power away from them! Time to clean house!

Anonymous said...

I agree with first post. Mother Nature will take care of her own. Those that are strong and can adapt will survive. Those that become dependent and weak will not. We may be next.

Anonymous said...

Nature would take care if allowed to do so, but the bill admittedly is to benefit those in power that will prevent nature from taking care.
It's not a matter of being on a high horse to advocate for the environment; in fact, there's a deeply spiritual basis to protect nature instead of ceding control to narrow minded politicians and the arrogant power brokers that feed their coffers.
Adaptation is not possible if the obstacles are too great.
If we allow the current trend to continue and surrender all that is good to politicians and their industrial pimps, we are in deep trouble.
I hate seeing the views expressed by friends and neighbors on this blog that are so dismissive of protecting the environment. There is nothing wrong with placing limits to what industry will do as they go about their business.
If Mr.Causer votes for this he should be ashamed, and he should no longer call himself a Christian.