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Rep. DeFazio Calls Gray Wolf Delisting ‘Outrageous’

posted Jan 29, 2016, 4:29 PM by chloe owens

11/11/15, by Troy Brynelson, NRToday

Rep. DeFazio calls gray wolf delisting ‘outrageous’

The decision by Oregon wildlife officials…is being called premature and outrageous by opponents…”The decision by the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission to remove gray wolves from the Oregon endangered species list is outrageous,” DeFazio said. “With only 81 known wolves in the state, the gray wolf needs protection now more than ever.” The commissioners cited a recommendation from state biologists that said the species is not in danger of extinction in Oregon. The decision means wolves in the eastern third of Oregon are not covered by either state or federal protections, and thought the federal protections will still cover Oregon west of highways 395, 78 and 95.