Target: New Jersey Senator Robert Menéndez
Goal: Protect the United States’ forests and national parks from destruction.
The Republican party plans to desecrate our national parks with its new platform, which would see federal reserve land sold off to mining, logging, and fracking operations. This will not only rob our country of its natural beauty, but many endangered species, such as the gray wolf, the grizzly bear and the elk, of their homes. These parks have served as sanctuaries for these animals, protecting them from poachers and others bent on destroying their homes for the sake of a profit, or from hunters who only see them as trophies. In addition, the foliage and the flora protect our fragile ecosystems.
Our national parks are protected by the Environmental Protection Agency, but if the Republican Party has its way, some of the land will be turned over to the states to be used for whatever dangerous and harmful operations people see fit to run, fracking being one of many. The loss of such valuable lands will hasten the already serious problems of global warming and climate change, which will eventually make our planet nearly inhospitable to living beings if it is allowed to continue as it is.
We cannot allow the Republican Party to destroy our country’s natural beauty and rob animals of their homes just so they can make a profit off of fracking or other dangerous operations. These beautiful landmarks do not deserve to die to the Republican Party’s greed. Sign this petition to ensure the safety and preservation of these parks and the wildlife that calls them home.
Dear Mr. Menéndez,
The Republican Party wants to destroy our national parks for the sake of a profit. These parks are invaluable to our country and our planet; the flora protect the ecosystem, and the parks and forests themselves protect endangered wildlife from predators and poachers. To lose these beautiful places would put our country in severe danger and worsen the already serious problems of global warming and climate change.
Please deny the Republican Party its plans to destroy our country’s natural beauty. Stop them from tearing down these parks and forests in favor of barren wastelands and dangerous operations, and from robbing the local wildlife of their homes and sanctuaries. Our parks and forests are beautiful landmarks that must be protected and preserved.
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Photo Credit: Michael Gäbler