13 Apr '11, 3pm

U.S. Congress strips wolves of Endangered status — a legislative first

13 Apr 2011: U.S. Congress Strips Wolves Of Endangered Status — A Legislative First For the first time ever, the U.S. Congress has intervened to remove an animal from the Endangered Species List , attaching a rider to the federal budget that ends federal protection for gray wolves in the U.S. Fish & Wildlife northern Rocky Mountains. The new provisions would instead put management of wolves in Montana and Idaho in the hands of state agencies, a shift that a federal judge had recently refused to approve, in part because it could increase the likelihood of commercial wolf hunts in the two states this fall. Environmental groups called passage of the budget rider a dangerous precedent that would allow Congress, rather than a science-based federal agency, to remove endangered species protections. “Now, anytime anybody has an issue with an endangered species, they are going to r...

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