Wolves Delisted, (Sigh) Again

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