Western Watersheds Project is one of the co-plaintiffs in the wolf delisting lawsuit, which was won on August 5, 2010, when Judge Molloy restored ESA protections for gray wolves in the Northern Rockies. Now they are one of just three c0-plaintiffs, (the others are Alliance For the Wild Rockiesand Friends of the Clearwater) who refuse to play “let’s make a deal with wolves lives” and sign onto an agreement brokered between the 10 other co-plaintiffs and USFWS. The deal asks Judge Molloy to stay his own decision and delist wolves once again in Montana and Idaho.
Thank you Western Watersheds Project for not caving into pressure and standing your ground for wolves!!
FROM WESTERN WATERSHEDS PROJECT:
Western Watersheds Project Continues to Fight For Wolves In The Northern Rocky Mountains
As political pressure grows to delist wolves in the Northern Rocky Mountains Western Watersheds Project stands up to the pressure.
Several of WWP’s co-plaintiffs in litigation that successfully re-instated Endangered Species Act protections for wolves in August 2010 have agreed to a settlement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and are asking the federal court for Montana to partially vacate that decision and delist wolves in Idaho and Montana from protections of the Endangered Species Act.
Western Watersheds Project along with our co-plaintiffs the Alliance for the Wild Rockies and Friends of the Clearwater oppose the proposed settlement and will ask the federal court to deny the request to partially vacate its August 2010 decision and delist wolves in Idaho and Montana.
Western Watersheds Project does not support the settlement for the following reasons:
- The settlement will result in wolves being killed in Idaho and Montana beyond their ability to recover a viable population.
- Western Watersheds Project supports the laws of the United States. The proposed settlement asks a federal judge to authorize the breaking of federal law.
- The proposed settlement includes no requirements to protect any specific minimum number of wolves in Idaho and Montana.
- Western Watersheds Project does not believe that this proposed settlement will prevent or dissuade Congress from taking legislative action to delist wolves.
Western Watersheds Project is committed by science and law to the protection of wolves across the United States.
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Posted in: Wolf Wars, gray wolf
Tags: Support Western Watersheds Project, stand for what you believe, protect wolves
March 19, 2011