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Wolves Delisted, (Sigh) Again

Obama's Interior Department backs up controversial Bush administration-era decision

OK, people, I'm as tired of this as you are, so let's gather 'round the campfire one more time to spread the news: Obama's Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has confirmed that gray wolves in the Northern Rockies and the western Great Lakes will remain off the Endangered Species list.
"The recovery of the gray wolf throughout significant portions of its historic range is one of the great success stories of the Endangered Species Act," he said in a conference call from Washington, D.C.
Wolves will remain endangered in Wyoming, where the federal government says their state management plans are not strong enough. Officials from the state say they plan to challenge the ruling.

Naturally, environmentalists from Defenders of Wildlife, the Center for Biological diversity and others have complained about the reinforcement of wolf delisting, and have threatened to sue. 

Alright, wolf lovers and haters—there's your latest catnip (dognip?)! Have at it in the comments section below.

—Ted Alvarez

Interior OKs delisting of wolves (AP)

READERS COMMENTS

Zach
Mar 11, 2009

Why sigh? The delisting of wolves is a success story--it means that their numbers are up.

And of course thee Center for Biological Diversity is suing. That's all they do: sue DOI, take the winnings, hire more lawyers, and sue again. It's a fantastic process that strips DOI of money to use to, I don't know, save animals, and lines the pockets of lawyers.

Look up how much money CBD gives to the environment--that will make you sigh.

DaveB
Mar 10, 2009

Uggggggggggh

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