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Fri Jun 22, 2012, 11:47 AM

Wolf removal from endangered species list is official

http://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/outdoors-fishing-boat/2012/06/14/wolf-removal-from-endangered-species-list-is-official/

Wolf removal from endangered species list is official

by: Steve Waters June 14th, 2012 | 7:02 PM


The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in March affirmed the constitutionality of Congress’ removal of wolves from the federal endangered species list. The deadline to appeal that decision passed quietly this week with no action from animal rights and anti-hunting groups.

Attorneys representing the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation said that means the case will not advance to the U.S. Supreme Court, and that the litigation has ended in favor of science-based, state-regulated management and control of wolves.

“A lawsuit that began in 2011 in Judge Donald Molloy’s courtroom in Missoula, Mont., following the Congressional delisting is finally over — and conservation has prevailed,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO. “No appeals paperwork had been filed by end of the day on June 12, so the Ninth Circuit’s decision is absolutely final.”

Allen said RMEF applauds the development because it helps clear the way for continued work to balance wolf populations with other wildlife and human needs.

Attorneys representing RMEF and other conservation groups in the Ninth Circuit hearing had presented oral arguments supporting the Congressional action.

RMEF has pledged to continue to fight wolf lawsuits and support delisting legislation at both federal and state levels.



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http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Wolf-hunt-opponents-forgo-appeal-to-Supreme-Court-3636597.php

Wolf hunt opponents forgo appeal to Supreme Court
Updated 05:14 a.m., Friday, June 15, 2012


BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife advocates say they decided not to appeal to the Supreme Court to keep wolves on the endangered list in Idaho and Montana after their arguments were rejected in lower court rulings.

Congress ordered the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to take gray wolves off the endangered species list last spring. That triggered lawsuits from wildlife groups and environmentalists who argued state-sponsored hunts could again drive wolves towards extinction.

But after two lower courts sided with the government, the plaintiffs let the 90-day deadline for appeal to the Supreme Court pass this week without action.

Representatives of the groups involved in the case say they did not expect to prevail before the high court.

There were an estimated 1,774 wolves in the Northern Rockies at the end of last year.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Fri Jun 22, 2012, 11:51 AM

1. Yet more appalling environmental policy, designed to appease bloodthirsty special interests

 

n/t

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Response to villager (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 22, 2012, 11:54 AM

2. give it a minute

I'm sure someone will be along to defend that policy...

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Response to G_j (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 22, 2012, 12:05 PM

3. undoubtedly

 

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Fri Jun 22, 2012, 12:24 PM

4. This just breaks my heart. I have written letters for years and I

thought when Obama was elected that i would be able to relax on this issue but it has not been so. They kill them without regard for which members they are taking out and the health of the pack is affected. It just sucks.

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Response to Mojorabbit (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 22, 2012, 02:20 PM

5. Ken Salazar was a deplorable choice,

and bode ill from the start.

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