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Court Rules Against Gray Wolf Endangered Species Act Delisting

posted Sep 4, 2017, 9:58 PM by chloe owens

8/1/17, by Devin Henry, The Hill

Court rules against gray wolf Endangered Species Act delisting

A federal appeals court has ruled against the Interior Department’s 2011 decision to delist the gray wolf under the Endangered Species Act. The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) regulators failed in their analysis of the act when they decide to remove protections for the gray wolf in nine states. Interior “failed to reasonably analyze or consider two significant aspects of the rule — the impacts of partial delisting and of historical range loss on the already-listed species,” the court ruled on Tuesday. Judges vacated the decision, restoring protections for the wolves.