Consider signing petition against “anti-biodiversity” legislation
The “anti-biodiversity” Michigan Senate Bill 78 recently passed the state Senate and is now headed for a vote in the House of Representatives.
This bill modifies Michigan’s Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act to explicitly prohibit state agencies from designating or classifying an area of land for the purpose of achieving or maintaining biological diversity. In addition, the bill redefines the goals of biological conservation to be more aligned with managing public lands for economic interests, eliminates text about managing forests for sustainability, and eliminates text saying that biodiversity loss is primarily caused by humans.
You can read more about this terrible legislation in previous Michigan Distilled entries.
A petition against SB 78 has been formed that we’d like to call your attention to. Please consider reading the bill and, if you are so inclined, consider adding your name to the petition.