July 2, 2015
Pope calls for action to save the planet…and ourselves
Pope Francis covered a lot of ground in his wide-ranging encyclical letter released last week, from climate change to global inequality. One of our favorite passages is shown above. Click here to read the entire missive and find your own favorite passages.
Pearce introduces “death sentence” bill for Mexican wolves
Representatives Steve Pearce (R-NM) and Paul Gosar (R-AZ) have introduced the Mexican wolf Transparency and Accountability Act that would remove federal protections for lobos (“delisting” under the Endangered Species Act) and turn management over to the states of New Mexico and Arizona. With only about 109 Mexican wolves in the wild, the bill would effectively be a death sentence for lobos, especially in New Mexico with its anti-carnivore policies. Where gray wolves have been delisted elsewhere, in the northern Rockies and Great Lakes, the states have responded by aggressively reducing wolf numbers through liberal hunting and trapping rules. Click here to read more and take action.
Latest issue of SWEC’s Mesquite Grill now available
SWEC members should already have received a copy in the mail of the most recent issue of our newsletter, The Mesquite Grill. Everyone can also view it online here.