Take Action — Nationwide Permit Plan Threatens Wildlife
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is poised to renew a permit program that will rush approvals of destructive projects through streams and wetlands nationwide for the next five years. In many cases the permits will let developers simply skip public notice and environmental review and allow projects — including oil and gas development, coal mining, and pipelines like Keystone XL — to devastate ecosystems. This will hurt endangered wildlife, from majestic whooping cranes to unique and colorful American burying beetles.
The Corps plans to renew this program without consulting wildlife agencies, as is legally required, to make sure its cumulative effects don't drive species extinct.
Tell the Corps this is unacceptable. The agency must analyze and make public all projects' harms, not hand out approvals as though consequences don't matter.