That didn’t take long – and it comes on the hip of troubling news about population numbers in general in the Northern Rockies – and even the recent sobering news about Yellowstone’s wolves. I guess they figure they better jam this thing into gear before the next administration – I don’t remember seeing any news about Wyoming having a sudden change of heart… or about rectifying any number of the other variables contributing to the recklessness of the prior rule.
Check out the 6th paragraph (2nd to last) of the news release – it’s as if they’re still clinging to the strict numbers (30 breeding pair 300 wolves for 3 years) claim.
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Added Administration Reopens Effort to De-List Endangered Gray Wolves. By Joel Achenbach. Washington Post Staff Writer. Friday, October 24, 2008.
Added. Public comments reopened on delisting wolves. By MICHAEL JAMISON of the Missoulian.
Added. Feds will try again to get wolves off endangered list. Wyoming’s loose rules still pose a problem. But wolves could be delisted in other states, including Idaho, before Bush leaves office. By Rocky Barker. Idaho Statesman.
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October 24, 2008
Contact: Ed Bangs, (406) 449-5225, x204
U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE REOPENS
PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD ON 2007 PROPOSAL TO DELIST
NORTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAIN POPULATION OF GRAY WOLVES
UNDER THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced it is reopening the public comment period on its proposal to delist the gray wolf in the northern Rocky Mountains. The public will have until November 28, 2008, to submit their comments to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov or via U.S. mail or hand delivery to: Public Comments Processing, Attn: RIN 1018-Au53; Division of Policy and Directives Management; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 222; Arlington, VA 22203.