Tell Interior Secretary Deb Haaland: Use your emergency powers to save monarchs
Dear Interior Secretary Deb Haaland,
Monarch butterflies are as beautiful as they are iconic, but they're also slipping away from us.
This winter, only 1,914 western monarchs returned to their California wintering sites -- the lowest number ever recorded. And eastern monarchs, having dropped by at least 80%, are in a tailspin of decline, too.
It's clear that these monarchs need Endangered Species Act protections -- even the Trump administration agreed. But when that administration refused to grant them the protections they deserve, monarchs were pushed closer to the brink of extinction.
I urge you to right this wrong and use your emergency powers to list monarch butterflies under the Endangered Species Act so we can save this species.