Posted by: kinshipcircle | October 22, 2009

DON’T LET EPA KILL MORE PRAIRIE DOGS – RESPOND ON OR BEFORE 10/23/09

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10/22/09: Don’t Let EPA Kill More Prairie Dogs
Comments must be received on or before October 23, 2009

prairie dogs
US Fish & Wildlife photo in Defenders of Wildlife alert, http://www.defenders.org

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INSTRUCTIONS TO SUBMIT PUBLIC COMMENTS, FROM THE EPA
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COMMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED ON OR BEFORE 10/23/09
Submit your comments, identified by docket identification
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0625, by one of the following methods:

1) ONLINE
Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
**If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your
name and other contact information in the body of your comment.

2) MAIL
Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public
Docket (7502P)
Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW. / Washington, DC 20460-0001

3) DELIVERY
OPP Regulatory Public Docket (7502P)
Environmental Protection Agency, Rm. S-4400
One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr. / Arlington, VA
Deliveries accepted during hours of operation: 8:30 a.m. – 4p.m., Mon to Fri.
Docket Facility telephone: 703-305-5805

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Dan Peacock, Registration Division (7505P)
Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW. / Washington, DC 20460-0001
ph: 703-305-5407; email: peacock.dan@epa.gov

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SAMPLE LETTER
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Docket ID EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0625

I am strongly against the Environmental Protection Agency’s attempt to
register Kaput-D as a means to poison prairie dogs in Great Plains states.

The mass extermination of prairie dogs across 10 states is not only
inhumane, but also imperils other at-risk species in violation of the
Endangered Species Act, the Migratory Bird Act and various federal laws.

Black-tailed prairie dogs themselves are contenders for federal protection.
Their eradication in western grasslands exemplifies government duplicity at
the taxpayer’s expense. We pay to bring a species back — and then either
wipe out the species itself, or other animals key to its recovery.

Please end the government’s war on wildlife with your disapproval of
Kaput-D. In addition, promptly repeal the May 2009 approval of Rozcol, a
similar poison to destroy prairie dogs.

EPA is poised to permit decimation of a species that has declined by over
95% from habitat damage, poisoning, shooting and non-native disease. Prairie
dogs are vital to restoration in an area where bison, bighorn sheep, swift
fox and black-footed ferrets form a nearly inclusive Great Plains ecosystem.

In fact, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has invested 26 years and over $25
million taxpayer dollars to renew the black-footed ferret, among the most
endangered mammals in North America. Continued poisoning of prairie dogs —
90% of the ferret’s diet — sabotages all ferret reintroduction plans.

I am shocked that the EPA is even evaluating whether it should authorize two
new poisons to accelerate the deterioration of a threatened species.

Rozol and Kaput-D assure a painful death, with internal bleeding that may
last for several days. Poison also affects such non-target species as
black-footed ferrets, swift foxes, badgers, golden and bald eagles,
burrowing owls and ferruginous hawks.

What happened to the “Protection” in Environmental Protection Agency? Please
withdraw approval for Rozol and deny use of Kaput-D.

Thank you,

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION / REFERENCE LINKS
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Tell the EPA to Protect Imperiled Wildlife from Poisons!
https://secure.defenders.org/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=1589&autologin=true&JServSessionIdr003=fxkmp5qr12.app217a
Federal Register Environmental Documents
http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-PEST/2009/September/Day-23/p22810.htm
Notice of Receipt for New Use of Diphacinone on Prairie Dogs
http://www.regulations.gov/search/Regs/home.html#docketDetail?R=EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0625

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