Have you heard of the Louisiana black bear? Very cute, right? And also very threatened.
There are only 300-400 left in the wild and 80% of their habitat has already been destroyed. And what’s left is repeatedly threatened by destructive and unnecessary Army Corps of Engineers projects.
It’s gotten bad enough that they’re officially listed as a threatened species.
Unfortunately, a bill that’s about to hit the Senate floor tomorrow threatens our ability to protect these little guys.
The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) contains two provisions that would allow the Army Corps of Engineers to skimp on or bypass crucial environmental reviews when pushing for large scale structural projects that typically cause significant environmental damage.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimates that 80% of Louisiana black bears’ habitat has already been destroyed. The remaining bears live in wetlands along the…
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