Comment by
May 15

EMAIL:
TucsonComments@cbp.dhs.gov

Reference “Cochise, Pima, and Santa Cruz Counties Border Barrier Projects March 2020” in the subject line.

MAIL:
U.S. Customs & Border Protection
U.S. Border Patrol Headquarters
1300 Pennsylvania Ave.
6.5E Mail Stop 1039
Washington, DC 20229-1100

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Tweet this in support:

@DHSgov I oppose the construction of destructive border walls in Arizona's spectacular wildlands. Jaguars belong in AZ. #NoBorderWall


Border Wall Construction
Cat-astrophic

More than 100 miles of Trump’s border wall are under construction right now in Arizona. Aside from work continuing under a pandemic (and the impact it could have on small rural communities should the virus spread), the construction is tearing up protected wild lands, bulldozing sensitive habitat, and pushing endangered wildlife, such as the jaguar, closer to extinction.

This could be the end of jaguar recovery in the United States.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is moving forward with Trump's plan to build additional wall sections that would close off the remaining corridors jaguars use to move back and forth between the United States and the core breeding population in Sonora, Mexico.

Tell federal officials that you oppose Trump’s destructive border wall through Arizona’s jaguar country, and insist that they stop all plans for construction, during the pandemic and forever.

More Information + Sample Letter:

 

Comment by
June 15

ONLINE:


Follow the instructions for submitting comments to Docket No. FWS-R2-ES-2020-0007, which is the docket number for this notice of intent.

Look for the button on the upper right portion of the page labeled Comment Now.

We recommend you write your comments offline, then copy and paste them into the comment form.

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MAIL:
Public Comments Processing
Attn: FWS-R2-ES-2020-0007
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
MS: PRB/PERMA (JAO/1N)
5275 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22041-3803

Howl They Survive?

The US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) introduced a new, reworked revision to a management tool (section 10j of the Endangered Species Act) that directs the handling of species reintroductions, such as the Mexican gray wolf.

The courts slapped down the agency’s last effort (2015), because it would have a damaging effect on the species' survival. The agency was told to redo the proposed changes using the best available science.

However, it falls short. Wolf advocates say this proposal must:

  • Recognize species recovery requires maintaining a large enough wild population to ensure genetic health and diversity.

  • Eliminate limits on the number of Mexican wolves allowed in the wild to allow for natural population growth and disbursement.

  • Stop the killing of wild Mexican wolves for preying on elk or deer (that’s what wolves do!), or for attacking unattended livestock on public lands where wolves are known to exist.

  • Stop attempting to contain wolves within geographic boundaries. This is a ridiculous expectation and inhibits restoring a healthy population.

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RESOURCES:

Rollback legislation
and status

(very informative!)

Background article

Another background article

While You Were Masked

While we're dealing with the pandemic, worried about health, family, and finances, the Trump administration has ramped up efforts to dismantle environmental protections. At last count, more than 75 rollbacks were moving forward that will adversely affect the health of Americans and our public lands.

Extractive Extravaganza!

Leasing of public lands to oil, gas, coal, and mining interests is on the rise—at bargain basement prices. While public lands are closed to visitation, the doors are open wide for drilling on hundreds of thousands of acres. Even with the oil glut, the pace continues to accelerate.

There are plans to resurrect uranium mining near Grand Canyon National Park and Bears Ears National Monument, fast track copper-sulfide mining near Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, and other efforts to chip away at the Clean Water and Endangered Species Acts to boost industrial pillage on public lands.

Adding insult to injury, there’s been no extension on public comment periods on many of these proposals while the country is crippled by the effects of the pandemic.

These examples are just the tip of the iceberg!

It’s time to call an end to this deliberate destruction and urge our elected officials to put substantial pressure on the Trump Administration to STOP the rollbacks.

 

 

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