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Senate Bill Includes Wolf Delisting

posted Apr 18, 2016, 11:42 AM by chloe owens

1/20/16, by John Myers

Senate bill includes wolf delisting

The US Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee on Wednesday approved an amendment to a bill that orders wolves to be removed from the federal Endangered Species Act protections in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Wyoming. The amendment, which also would prohibit courts from intervening on wolf status in those states, was added to the so-called “Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2016.”…Critics say the bill puts wolf management back into the hands of state wildlife agencies that are bent on killing too many wolves too soon after the animal faced extinction as recently as the 1970s.