Urgent Action Required to Protect Wolves in the Great Lakes Region

The Farm Bill (H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018), scheduled to be brought to the House floor next week that has amendments to delist wolves in the Great Lakes region. Amendment number 85:

Representative Dan Newhouse (R-WA) submitted an amendment to remove ESA protections for gray wolves across the continental United States. This would not only place gray wolves in peril, but also undermine the ESA by taking away the decision-making power from scientists, as the law mandates, giving it instead to partisan members of Congress. This amendment also blocks judicial review, meaning that citizens can’t challenge the delisting in court. Shielding agency actions from review by independent federal courts violates citizens’ rights under the ESA and is simply undemocratic. Animal Welfare Institute

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5 Replies to “Urgent Action Required to Protect Wolves in the Great Lakes Region”

  1. Just so you know. I sent a letter to all three: Kind, Baldwin, and Johnson. Unfortunately, none of them strike me as particularly progressive on this. Let’s cross our fingers.

  2. The ecosystem needs wolves for checks and balances. They are essential not to mention the fact majority of our citizens appreciate their beauty. I believe if farmers are having problems with livestock it should be handled on a one to one basis. Protect our magnificent wolves!

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