“Tester’s wolf rider is bad policy”

This pretty much says it all about the  “wolf delisting rider” placed in the Senate budget bill by Senator Tester.

Tester’s wolf rider is bad policy

By MICHAEL GARRITY Your Turn

Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2011 12:00 am

During his 2006 campaign against then-Sen. Conrad Burns, candidate Jon Tester made many promises. Among them, Tester promised he wouldn’t use “riders,” which are amendments tacked on to unrelated bills, to legislate environmental issues.

Only two months ago, Tester broke that promise when he added a rider to the Omnibus Spending Bill in December to remove wolves from the Endangered Species List. That bill died, but now Tester has slipped another wolf rider on the Senate’s latest Continuing Funding Resolution. Not only does his move set a very dangerous precedent that may well destroy the Endangered Species Act, it also violates the constitutional rights of all Americans.

Tester faces a tough 2012 re-election challenge from U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg and one of the issues both candidates have focused on is last summer’s federal court ruling that put gray wolves back on the Endangered Species List. The wolves had been delisted in Montana and Idaho by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2009 and both states subsequently held hunts that indiscriminately killed hundreds of wolves. Wyoming, which is part of the regional wolf recovery area, does not have a federally-approved wolf management plan and the judge ruled that wolves cannot be selectively delisted for the states of Montana and Idaho.

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Posted in: Wolf Wars

Tags: Wolf Slaughter rider, 1709, No wolves in budget, Senate

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  1. Face it, Tester had bad hair and he is a hypocrite. I think now that these 48 groups have written this letter to Boxer we are gaining momentum.

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  2. This is taken from Testor’s website: “A pioneer in ethics reform, Tester’s first act in Congress was passing the most sweeping ethics overhaul since the Watergate scandal. Tester is also the first U.S. Senator to post his daily schedule online and to conduct a self-imposed ethics audit of his office.

    Tester values integrity, common sense, transparency in government, and working across party lines to do what’s right for Montana.”

    I would disagree….he is doing only what is good for him. His methods are unscrupulous and completely void out ethics of any kind.

    Wolf de-listing riders not only violate the constitutional rights of Americans’ but are also a crime against nature and a sin against mankind.

    I pray that we are gaining momentum William. This kind of misconduct must not be rewarded, and will only ever serve itself.

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    • It is important to call Senators every day, I average 20 calls a day, we must keep after them. I reminded Boxer’s office about the letter sent to her by the 48 groups that represent millions of people- does it make sense to alienate millions of voters to pander to a small constituency of Montana voters that probably won’t vote for Tester anyway!
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      timberwolfinformationnetwork- good stuff

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  3. Will someone please let us know how the delivery of the 75 “Lords of Nature” films to the senators went.!!!!!!

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