DemocracyRules.org - Pledging Issues
Pledging
These are the original issues in this subcategory
  • ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT
  • FACTORY FARMS
  • GREAT APES
Winning Issue » ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT


The 1973 Endangered Species Act (ESA) was enacted by Congress to prevent the extinction of threatened and endangered species of fish, plants and wildlife. The Act defines an endangered species as a plant or animal species that is on the verge of extinction. Threatened species include all species which are endangered - but have a better population growth. Threatened species outnumber endangered species. Poaching, killing, hunting, overharvesting or destroying their natural habitats are the most common reasons for a species to be endangered. Indisputably, the protections of the Endangered Species Act are strong. The ESA is used to determine the minimum flow-rate for rivers, the approval of pesticide use, and evaluating the environmental effects of proposed developments. Once a species is listed as endangered, taking its life or destroying its habitat becomes illegal. This listing often results in the loss of land for use or development.

Critics of the ESA listing and delisting process include oil, timber and mining interests, real estate developers and some farmers. They often disagree with the protection of what they consider are insignificant populations of species at the expense of land ownership rights.
ESA proponents claim successful habitat preservation and species-recovery programs have led to the recovery of many endangered species including the Bald Eagle, Brown Pelican, American Alligator, Gray Whale and the American and Arctic Peregrine Falcons.

Proposed Legislation: H.R.4348 - PAW and FIN Conservation Act of 2019
Prospective Sponsor: Rep. Raul Grijalva (AZ)



Polling Options

  • I oppose reforming current Endangered Species Act policy and wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA).
  • I support: 1.) Giving threatened species the same protections as endangered species. 2.) Revising requirements governing when an agency must consult with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service or the National Marine Fisheries Service about endangered species, threatened species, or their habitats. 3.) Revising the criteria used for designating critical habitats for the species. 4.) Prohibiting economic assessments from being considered in listing decisions. And wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of either Rep. Raul Grijalva (AZ) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.


Winning Option

  • I support:
    1.) Giving threatened species the same protections as endangered species.

    2.) Revising requirements governing when an agency must consult with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service or the National Marine Fisheries Service about endangered species, threatened species, or their habitats.

    3.) Revising the criteria used for designating critical habitats for the species.

    4.) Prohibiting economic assessments from being considered in listing decisions.

    And wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of either Rep. Raul Grijalva (AZ) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.
You May Pledge Your Support For This Issue With A Monetary
Donation And By Writing A Letter To Your Representatives
Please login to pledge


Pledge Period - Opening Date
November 22, 2021
Pledge Period - Closing Date
November 28, 2021
Trustee Election - Begins
November 29, 2021


Suggest a Trustee for this Presentation Cycle


Suggest a worthy trustee for consideration before Day 16 of this presentation cycle. (Maximum 60 Characters)
Trustee Name