An effort to eliminate endangered species protection in MA is underway and we need your help to stop it!
Conservation groups and the business community strongly support the current endangered species protection standards, however an effort by a small group of people would strip the effectiveness of the MA Endangered Species Act.
The legislation, An Act Relative to Land Takings (Senate Bill 1854) is in the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture chaired by Representative Anne Gobi (D-Spencer) and Senator Marc Pacheco (D-Taunton). The MA Endangered Species Act requires protection of rare plants and animals listed as Endangered, Threatened or of Special Concern, but this bill would gut that authority by requiring the agency to protect only “significant habitat,” which is not designated in MA.
Take Action: AMC and our partners are working hard to stop the bill, and we need your help! Please contact Chairman Pacheco and Chairwoman Gobi and ask them to table Senate Bill 1854.
For additional background, read the joint letter to the Committee chairs (PDF) >>
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