Protect Black Bear Habitat Along the Mississippi

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Target: U.S. President Barack Obama

Goal: Don’t allow the U.S. government to start construction projects in Louisiana without first going through proper environmental reviews

In Louisiana, black bears have lived along the Mississippi River for decades, but now their wetland habitat is being threatened. The U.S. government has been slowly causing more and more destruction in the area by starting construction projects, and now the government is considering a bill that would allow them to begin “large-scale” projects without first conducting thorough environmental reviews.

The delicate ecosystem along the river is home to a wide variety of species that cannot thrive elsewhere. The passage of this bill would mean certain destruction of this essential habitat. The environmental protections that now govern the area would be virtually useless, and the bears’ habitat would be at the mercy of U.S. government engineers. These construction projects are more harmful than they are useful, and if this bill is passed, there will be nothing to protect the wetlands. The black bear population would be devastated, their habitat destroyed. Demand that the U.S. government does not pass this bill, but instead works to protect the existing wildlife and nature along the Mississippi River.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President Obama,

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been running harmful construction projects along the Mississippi River in Louisiana for years now. That area is home to a large number of black bears, who cannot survive in the same way anywhere else. The area bordering the river is a unique sort of wetlands, and houses many diverse animal species. By harming these wetlands, the U.S. is harming dozens of animal and plants as well.

A bill is being considered now that would allow the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to begin construction projects without going through the proper environmental reviews first. This is dangerous, as it would almost certainly destroy the area and the animals that inhabit it. Instead of passing this bill, the U.S. should consider a Water Resources Management Act that provides protection for the delicate ecosystem along the Mississippi River. An alternate form of the bill could consist of a variety of things: it could include provisions for protecting the wetlands, for ensuring harmful practices are not used, or it could simply make all environmental reviews mandatory for all construction projects. The important thing is that this unique ecosystem is protected, as well as all of the plants and animals that depend on it.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Werner22brigitte via Pixabay

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