Tell FWS: No more deferring to states on endangered species decisions

A new survey of government scientists shows rampant dissatisfaction and concern over political and business interference at the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS). The report further evidences the need for a change in direction for the FWS and the process and systems in place for making decisions about endangered and threatened species. Among the concerns raised by the government scientists were dismissal of scientific data, inappropriate political and industry interference in listing decisions and deference to state agencies.

Please ask USFWS Director Ashe to begin to restore faith and credibility to the FWS by asserting his agency's role in administering the Endangered Species Act.