A new op-ed by Cassandra Carmichael, Executive Director of the National Religious Partnerships for the Environment, defends the Endangered Species Act and underscores the religious reasons for ensuring policies value every species on the planet.
From the article:
“Protecting the environment and strengthening the economy are not mutually exclusive — in fact, study after study has shown that permanent protection for our public lands actually drives economic growth. The Bible tells us the story of Noah who was called on by God to build an ark for all species, big and small. The Endangered Species Act is today’s ark. Once again, we must prioritize saving each and every species before disaster strikes and opportunity is lost. This is, in the words of President Reagan, ‘our great moral responsibility.'”
The full op-ed is available here.