Target: Ken Paxton, Texas Attorney General
Goal: Drop lawsuit that threatens the nation’s endangered plant and animal life.
Eighteen Republican attorney generals have filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration in an effort to prevent the Fish and Wildlife Service from carrying out its essential duties. This lawsuit would weaken protections against hundreds of endangered plants and animals. The lawsuit, led by Texas’s and Alabama’s attorney generals, seeks to prevent the Fish and Wildlife Service from enacting protections on land where endangered species are native, but may not live.
This lawsuit, should it be carried out and potentially won by the Republicans, would set a dangerous precedent, one that may be deadly for hundreds of living things considering President-elect Donald Trump’s unwillingness to work with the agencies striving to protect the environment.
The Fish and Wildlife Service has the duty to protect the lands across the nation that may serve as a habitat for endangered species, regardless of whether the endangered animals currently live there. What’s left of our shrinking and struggling environment should be protected, not destroyed to meet political interests. Sign the petition to demand that the lawsuit be thrown out.
Dear Mr. Paxton,
You are currently leading 17 of your fellow Republican attorney generals in a lawsuit against the Obama administration in an effort to strip the Fish and Wildlife Service of its right to protecting the habitats of endangered species. Your party believes that habitats should not be protected if species don’t actually live there.
With so little habitat left, you are setting a dangerous precedent that is sure to lead to an even more rapid extinction of our nation’s hundreds of endangered plants and animals. You have no right to rob these living beings of the only homes they have, simply for your own political satisfaction and gain. I demand that you drop your lawsuit and fall in line with the majority of Americans who believe that our environment and its beings should be protected.
[Your Name Here]
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