The Aransas National Wildlife Refuge near San Antonio Bay on the Texas coast is the only wintering ground for the world’s 236 remaining whooping cranes. Now the Army Corps of Engineers is considering a development permit for that area, which has been designated as Critical Habitat under the Endangered Species Act. The development threatens the birds’ already fragile existence. Please take a moment to sign a letter urging the Corps to reject the permit application.
Hurricanes and other natural disasters can bring chaos to coastal regions, and many people find themselves homeless and separated from their families, including many children. Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to helping those in need obtain decent affordable homes. Sign this petition to the US Senate to improve the post-disaster housing support that’s critical for low-income families and their children.
Your senators and representatives have the opportunity to help clean up contaminated beaches and to make sure sources of beach pollution are identified and addressed. Urge them to co-sponsor the Beach Protection Act.
That’s really gross. But then consider this – there’s a proper place for everything:
Or – as Texas populist Jim Hightower is fond of saying “money is like manure, you have to spread it around.”