Congressional wolf delisting pondered
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
April 17, 2011
There are several proposals before Congress that could result in the delisting of wolves in parts of the Northern Rockies.
The final Congressional budget bill pending before Congress includes provisions that would delist wolves in Montana and Idaho by reinstating a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rule from 2009, and would allow Wyoming to continue to work with FWS on delisting in Wyoming, allowing a Wyoming federal court judge’s order to stand.
The bill includes the following:
"SEC. 1713. Before the end of the 60-day period beginning on the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the Interior shall reissue the final rule published on April 2, 2009 (74 Fed. Reg. 15123 et seq.) without regard to any other provision of statute or regulation that applies to issuance of such rule. Such reissuance (including this section) shall not be subject to judicial review and shall not abrogate or otherwise have any effect on the order and judgment issued by the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming in Case Numbers 09–CV–118J and 09–CV–138J on November 18, 2010."
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