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The Endangered Species Act is the strongest and most
by Norm Dicks

The Endangered Species Act is the strongest and most
effective tool we have to repair the environmental
harm that is causing a species to decline.
- Norm Dicks

Related topics: Environmental

I remember those great days when we were at $176 million
before the Reagan Revolution came to town.
- Norm Dicks

This funding from the National Endowment for the Arts
has been like the Good Housekeeping seal of approval.
- Norm Dicks

In my own area, Hood Canal, we are working with the
USGS on dealing with this oxygenation problem.
- Norm Dicks

 

We are also working on the restoration of salmon runs,
and we are doing a new process of mass marking with
these fish so we can tell the wild fish from the hatchery fish.
- Norm Dicks

Mr. Chairman, obviously a $60 million cut in the National
Endowment for the Arts would be a disaster.
- Norm Dicks

Last year, Congress gave the Department of Defense
the authority to design a new civilian personnel system
for its employees as part of the defense authorization bill.
- Norm Dicks

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More than 60,000 jobs have been lost in the commercial
aviation industry in the United States since 1999.
- Norm Dicks

The Smithsonian Institute is one of the most popular
agencies of government in the United States.
- Norm Dicks

In fact, at Olympic National Park in my district,
they 3 years ago had 130 summer employees they brought in for temporary work.
This summer they have 25 because they cannot afford more.
- Norm Dicks

In 2003, the value of Airbus's orders was more than
twice as much as Boeing's.
- Norm Dicks

Overtime, hatchery fish tend to show signs of domestication
and these traits adapted to the hatchery environment
can make it more difficult to survive in the wild.
- Norm Dicks

During the past 30 years, European governments have
provided more than $15 billion in the form of low-
and no-cost loans to Airbus for the specific purpose
of developing new aircraft lines.
- Norm Dicks

The American people are going to judge the majority party here today.
If they go out here and vote for this rule that allows
this provision to be stricken,
they are voting against the men and women in the military of our country.
- Norm Dicks

So when people go to the park this summer,
they are not going to have the same quality of a visit.
There is not going to be a ranger out on the trail
to tell them about the important cultural and historic
areas within the Olympic National Park.
- Norm Dicks

Over 30 years ago, Airbus was founded by a European consortium of French,
German, and later Spanish and British companies to
compete in the large commercial aircraft industry with U.S.
companies.
- Norm Dicks

What I did was sit down with the Washington State officials,
with the historic preservation people,
with the tribe, the local community,
the port of Port Angeles,
and we worked this thing out, and we protected the tribe's interest.
- Norm Dicks

For all of us who have been involved in the recovery
efforts to bring back and strengthen wild salmon runs,
we fear that this change in policy could lead to further
declines in these wild stocks.
- Norm Dicks

The time has come for the American government to recognize
the damage that has occurred to our economy,
and to take firm action to curtail what I believe is
both unfair and illegal foreign competition.
- Norm Dicks

These subsidies from four European governments,
which include aircraft launch assistance,
capital injections, debt forgiveness,
have enabled Airbus to develop and range market airliners well below cost.
- Norm Dicks

Married people from my generation are like an endangered species!
- Patrice Leconte

The knife of corruption endangered the life of New York City.
The scalpel of the law is making us well again.
- Edward Koch

Chimpanzees are endangered.
Severely.
- Russell Banks

The whale is endangered, while the ant continues to do just fine.
- Bill Vaughan

Well, I think breathing life into the Endangered Species Act,
taking those wolves back into Yellowstone,
restoring the salmon in the rivers of the Pacific Northwest.
- Bruce Babbitt

A world in which others controlled the course of their own development,
would be a world in which the American system would be seriously endangered.
- Benjamin Cohen

Endangered forests are being slaughtered for toilet paper.
- Daphne Zuniga

One single vision fills all minds: that of our independence endangered.
One single duty imposes itself upon our wills:
the duty of stubborn resistance.
- King Albert II

Man is imperfect.
The reality he creates is always endangered by man.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

Indeed, the whole human species is endangered,
by nuclear weapons or by other means of wholesale destruction
which further advances in science are likely to produce.
- Joseph Rotblat

In the world of commercial speech, tobacco advertising
bears the earmarks of an endangered species.
- Jef I. Richards

It's no longer an exaggeration to say that middle-class
Americans are an endangered species.
- Arianna Huffington

Life and liberty can be as much endangered from illegal
methods used to convict those thought to be criminals
as from the actual criminals themselves.
- Earl Warren

Fidelity to conscience is inconsistent with retiring modesty.
If it be so, let the modesty succumb.
It can be only a false modesty which can be thus endangered.
- Harriet Martineau

The real threat to whales is whaling,
which has endangered many whale species.
- Dave Barry

When the public's right to know is threatened,
and when the rights of free speech and free press are at risk,
all of the other liberties we hold dear are endangered.
- Christopher Dodd

When you have an advantage, you are obliged to attack;
otherwise you are endangered to lose the advantage.
- Wilhelm Steinitz

Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty,
but also by the abuse of power.
- James Madison

We do not yet have the solutions to these questions,
but the awareness that we live in an endangered world
is present in more and more life situations.
- Ulrich Beck

There's so much plastic in this culture that vinyl
leopard skin is becoming an endangered synthetic.
- Lily Tomlin

What is a fish without a river? What is a bird without
a tree to nest in? What is an Endangered Species Act
without any enforcement mechanism to ensure their habitat
is protected? It is nothing.
- Jay Inslee

We wonder why we have got the Freemen or the militants.
We wonder why we have got unrest in this country.
It is because our government, in fact,
has got out of hand and out of line,
with the Endangered Species Act.
- Don Young

When I was in China, Mao was Chairman,
and parents were terrified to tell their children anything
that differed from the party line in case the children
repeated it and endangered the whole family.
- Jung Chang

It is a drastic mistake to eliminate the provisions
that have to do with the protection of habitat for endangered species.
It is my opinion that the Endangered Species Act is
99 percent about protecting critical habitat.
- Jim Saxton

Anybody who spends time off of Louisiana's shores can
recognize that these oysters are not endangered.
To classify them as such risks great harm to not only
fishermen who make their living collecting oysters in the Gulf,
but also to Louisiana's economy in total.
- Bobby Jindal

When elected officials abandon our environment and
ruin our natural resources,
public health is endangered.
I know the importance of providing a clean environment for our children;
I have attended more than one funeral for a child who
has died from an asthma attack.
- Gwen Moore

Take the crocodile, for example, my favorite animal.
There are 23 species.
Seventeen of those species are rare or endangered.
They're on the way out, no matter what anyone does or says,
you know.
- Steve Irwin

It had an enormous impact to the point of the United
Nations passing a resolution against the killing and
hunting of these whales as they are an endangered species.
This was a documentary on the plight of the whales.
- Wavy Gravy

I say this as a Democrat, for whom the Republican domination
of government threatens many values that I hold to
be important to America's role as a light among nations.
But there are no values that matter to me that will
not be gravely endangered if we lose this war.
- Orson Scott Card

On the ordinary view of each species
having been independently created,
we gain no scientific explanation.
- Charles Darwin

It is not the strongest of the species that survive,
nor the most intelligent,
but the one most responsive to change.
- Charles Darwin

Men and women belong to different species and communications
between them is still in its infancy.
- Bill Cosby

If it's true that our species is alone in the universe,
then I'd have to say that the universe
aimed rather low and settled for very little.
- George Carlin

There are three species of government:
republican,
monarchical, and despotic.
- Charles de Secondat

In June as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day.
No man can heed all of these anniversaries;
no man can ignore all of them.
- Aldo Leopold

Mankind is considered (by the radical environmentalists)
the lowest and the meanest of all species and is blamed for everything.
- Dixie Lee Ray

Love is only a dirty trick played on us
to achieve continuation of the species.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Species can be recognized by their morphological characteristics and songs.
- Peter R. Grant

Historians will have to face the fact that natural
selection determined the evolution of cultures in the
same manner as it did that of species.
- Konrad Lorenz

Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds
wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
- Carl Sagan

If you want to save a species, simply decide to eat it.
Then it will be managed - like chickens,
like turkeys, like deer, like Canadian geese.
- Ted Nugent

Each simian had a much different body suit,
so besides trying to define class across species,
there was a definite attempt to dress each group in different styles.
- Colleen Atwood

Why is it not just as likely that there were as many
small general nearly at first as now,
and as great a disproportion in the number of their species?
- Asa Gray

I describe not men, but manners; not an individual,
but a species.
- Henry Fielding

A man reserves his true and deepest love not for the
species of woman in whose company he finds himself
electrified and enkindled,
but for that one in whose company he may feel tenderly drowsy.
- George Jean Nathan

We don't protect our young, and we tolerate predators of our own species.
- Andrew Vachss

With the advent of genetic engineering the time required
for the evolution of new species may literally collapse.
- Dee Hock

If epic poetry is a definite species,
the sagas do not fall within it.
- Lascelles Abercrombie

A creationist can embarrass an evolutionist by asking
for a definition of species.
- Walter Lang

A small species of pinus was much prized,
and, when dwarfed in the manner of the Chinese,
fetched a very high price; it is generally grafted
on a variety of the stone pine.
- Robert Fortune

It's a moral question about whether we have the right to exterminate species.
- David Attenborough


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