Update: Support for wildlife bill keeps rolling in

On May 12, Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi from Illinois became the latest to cosponsor the extremely bipartisan Recovering America's Wildlife Act. He is the 177th cosponsor of the bill.

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Steve Blackledge
Senior Director, Conservation America Campaign

Author: Steve Blackledge

Senior Director, Conservation America Campaign

(916) 394-5413

Started on staff: 1991
B.A., Wartburg College

Steve directs Environment America’s efforts to protect our public lands and waters and the species that depend on them. He led our successful campaign to win full and permanent funding for our nation’s best conservation and recreation program, the Land and Water Conservation Fund. He previously oversaw U.S. PIRG’s public health campaigns. Steve lives in Sacramento, California, with his family, where he enjoys biking and exploring Northern California.

On May 12, Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi from Illinois became the latest to cosponsor the extremely bipartisan Recovering America's Wildlife Act. He is the 177th cosponsor of the bill, which will send $1.4 billion to the states so that "action" will be the key word of their state wildlife action plans. 

The bill's lead sponsors are Reps. Debbie Dingell from Michigan and Mike Simpson from Idaho. Clearly, it has support in Congress, but there's more work to do to get this wildlife protection bill across the finish line. 

Congress, let's get it done. 

Photo credit: David Mark from Pixabay 

Steve Blackledge
Senior Director, Conservation America Campaign

Author: Steve Blackledge

Senior Director, Conservation America Campaign

(916) 394-5413

Started on staff: 1991
B.A., Wartburg College

Steve directs Environment America’s efforts to protect our public lands and waters and the species that depend on them. He led our successful campaign to win full and permanent funding for our nation’s best conservation and recreation program, the Land and Water Conservation Fund. He previously oversaw U.S. PIRG’s public health campaigns. Steve lives in Sacramento, California, with his family, where he enjoys biking and exploring Northern California.