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Wolves!
On August 25, 2011, the Ninth Circuit denied an emergency motion for an injunction pending appeal to re-instate Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Utah. For the order, go here. Environmental groups appealed the case to the Ninth Circuit on August 13, after a federal district court upheld legislation directing the...
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I previously discussed the wolf delisting rider to the budget compromise bill. I think it would be useful to summarize recent court opinions concerning the wolf, and consider the effects of the rider on those opinions. The rider never mentions “wolf” or “delisting.” It simply requires the Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) to reissue its...
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Eight members of Congress have introduced a bill called the State Sovereignty Wildlife Management Act. The sole purpose of HR 6485 is to render any listing of wolves as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act legally irrelevant. While I have no reason to assume this bill will pass, the fact that officials elected...
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