UPDATE: March 2, 2011
Even though wolves won a victory on Tuesday, with the extension of the budget vote for another two weeks, unfortunately HR.1 is still lingering in the Senate. The bad section, 1713, has not been stripped out of it.
The Dems don’t like HR.1 and I’m confident it will not be passed in its current form. BUT 1713 looms, or other language similar to it, that could be inserted into the budget by sneak attack. We must pressure Senators not to allow any destructive anti-wolf delisting language into the budget bill.
As it stands wolves got a reprieve of two weeks. We have to make the most of this time and hold Democrats accountable to stand up for the ESA and wolves.
Bottom line, we must continue to call the Senators I’ve listed and all Senators, to make sure they pass a clean budget bill with no wolf delisting language. We’ve got two weeks before the vote.
I know everyone is tired. We were ecstatic yesterday that the vote was averted and wolves were spared. Keep the faith Wolf Warriors, we have to fight on!!
Here again are the contacts and talking points:
Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works
-Let the Senators know you support wolves and want them protected.
-Tell Senators not to adopt section 1713 from HR 1 or any wolf delisting riders into the final budget bill. It would delist wolves in the Northern Rockies, without judicial review and requires that states only maintain a population of just 300 wolves in the entire region. This means over 80% of wolves in the Northern Rockies could be slaughtered.
-The states of Idaho and Montana should not be allowed to “manage” wolves. Their prejudice against wolves is overriding good judgement and sound science.
-Section 1713 of the House Budget Bill undermines the ESA and tampers with one of the most important pieces of environmental legislation ever written. Do they want this to happen on their watch?
-Montana and Idaho politics are dominated by ranching and hunting interests, effectively drowning out the voices of Wildlife Watchers.
– The budget bill is no place to legislate the fate of wolves or any Endangered Species.
THE FIGHT TO SAVE WOLVES CONTINUES!!
David Goldston’s Blog
Uneasy Riders: The Continuing Threat of the Continuing Resolution (H.R. 1)
March 2, 2011
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Posted in: Wolf Wars, endangered species act
Tags: Budget bill two-week extension, Call US Senators, remove section 1713, Senate Budget battle looms, wolf persecution, keep the faith