09 Apr '11, 6pm

Gutting the ESA and Killing Wolves:

Gutting the ESA and Killing Wolves:

The Associated Press is reporting that Senator John Tester got the go-ahead to attach a rider to last night’s budget deal that will strip endangered species protections from gray wolves in the Northern Rockies. As a result, Montana and Idaho (whose legislature recently passed an absurd “declaration of wolf emergency bill ”) are very likely to move forward with plans to kill hundreds of wolves in the region. This is a huge setback for one of America’s greatest conservation success stories and a significant blow to the Endangered Species Act and the principle it embodies: that science and law, not the whims of politics, should dictate what animals and plants are worthy of federal protection. It is particularly disappointing that Senators Tester, Baucus, and Congressional leadership would move this forward knowing full well that a settlement is in front of a federal judge in ...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/awetzler/disgrace_gutti...

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