UPDATE: Comment Period on the Bush Administration's Proposal to Gut the Endangered Species Act Begins Today

The Bush Administrations’ last-minute proposal to dramatically weaken Endangered Species Act protections for fish, wildlife, and plants has now been officially published in the Federal Register.  Because the Fish and Wildlife Service is refusing to accept any comments by e-mail, the NRDC Action Fund will be collecting comments and submitting them directly to the federal government at the close of the comment period. 

If you would like to learn more about the regulations or comment on them, click here to do so simply and efficiently.  If you would like to submit comments directly to the agency, you can also use the federal government’s web portal, here.

P.S. I'll be debating the proposed regulations with Kaursh Arha, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks, on Planet Green's Focus Earth, hosted by ABC's Bob Woodruff this Saturday at 6:00 p.m.