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  •  Jeers to Pombo who is working (4.00)
    hard in the House, and with little MSM attention, to dismantle the protection of our natural heritage.  His legislation would cripple the Endangered Species Act.

    Please contact your Reps regarrding Pombos anti-endangered species bill.

    •  Infuriating. Pure and simple. (4.00)
      Heard this guy on Living on Earth this week. His lies nearly made me drive off the road. He deserves a giant Ivory Billed Woodpecker bill right in the eye. Mega Jeers for Dickhead Pombo. Call, e-mail, send smoke signals, anything, to discredit en masse all of his myriad crapola.

      In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher. Dalai Lama

      by leolabeth on Wed Sep 21, 2005 at 07:28:42 AM PDT

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      •  Cheers to the CBD: Rethugs Lies About ESA Exposed (4.00)
        Pombo has claimed that ESA does not work.  The Center for Biological Diversity has issued a press release debunking the Republican report and they have their own report on the State of ESA. Their analyses credits ESA with improving the status of species that are afforded adequate attention.

            1) Scientists Say Recovery Will Take 30-50 Years on Average; Often Over 100 Years

            Over 3,000 scientists have reviewed that status of nearly every endangered species and concluded that recovery could not possibly be achieved within the 15.5 years they have averaged on the endangered list.
            1,082 species have official federal recovery plan created by university, industry, and federal scientists. The plans establish recovery goals, implementation steps and estimated time to recovery. A systematic review of all those plans shows that the average length of time projected for recovery is 30-50 years. Many species will require over 100 years..

            2) U.S. Fish and Wildlife Report Show Most Species Are Stable or Improving When Protected for at Least Six Years

            Claiming to summarize a 2004 report by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Pombo report states that 60% of endangered species are uncertain or declining, 30% are stable, and only 6% are improving. This is voodoo statistics. It is statistical nonsense to lump known trends in with unknown trends. It is also nonsensical to lump together species which only been on the endangered list for six months and species which has been on the list for 15 years. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife report actually shows that 68% of species with a known trend which have been listed for at least six years are stable or improving. Just 32% are declining.
            Of those species with a known trend, 68% are stable or improving and just 32% are declining.

            3) Peer-Reviewed Scientific Studies Show that the Endangered Species Act Works

            In April 2005, BioScience, a peer-review scientific journal published a study entitled "The Effectiveness of the Endangered Species Act: A Quantitative Analysis". The study examined 1,095 species whose status was assessed multiple times by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service between 1989 and 2002. It found that:
            Endangered Species Improve Over Time. The longer species were protected under the endangered species, the more likely they were to be improving and the less likely they were to be declining.
            Critical Habitat Helps Recovery Species with critical habitat for at least two years were twice as likely to be improving as species without critical habitat.
            Recovery Plans Help RecoverySpecies with dedicated recovery plan were more likely to be improving and less likely to be declining than species without recovery plans. Only 81% of species currently have recovery plans.

        Kossacks, please don't let them get away with this.  Once the Grizzlies, Florida Panther's, etc. are gone, they are gone for good.

    •  i'm moving to his district. (4.00)
      i'm going to work on getting him OUT!

      "Talking to you is like reading Revelations." -A colleague to me.

      by lapolitichick on Wed Sep 21, 2005 at 10:33:14 AM PDT

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