RESOLUTION NO. _____________


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RESOLVED, by the Board of Supervisors of the County of San Mateo, State of California, that


WHEREAS, the United States has a long and proud tradition of respect for the earth’s wildlife and natural resources; and


WHEREAS, we have a responsibility to our children and future generations to be good stewards of our environment and to leave behind a legacy of protecting endangered species and the special places they call home; and


WHEREAS, the strength and vitality of the human environment is inextricably linked with the health of all species and the places they live; and


WHEREAS, species extinction and habitat destruction are serious threats to our own welfare and nature is the source for most of our commonly-prescribed medicines and the loss of species could mean the loss of life-saving drugs; and


WHEREAS, we have a responsibility to use the best available science to ensure we protect this legacy for future generations; and


WHEREAS, for over 30 years, the Endangered Species Act has served as the nation’s safety net for wildlife, saving hundreds of plants and animals from extinction, putting hundreds more on the path to recovery, and safeguarding the habitats on which they all depend; and


WHEREAS, all species have the same essential right to existence,


NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the Board of Supervisors of the County of San Mateo

UPHOLDS the Endangered Species Act so it may continue to protect our plants and animals and the special places they inhabit from the finality of extinction; and

URGES the United States Congress to maintain the Endangered Species Act with its current protections.

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