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Congressional War on Wolves: Trust the Science Act

From Michael W. Fox BVetMed, PhD, DSc, MRCVS
May 9, 2024

Below are details about the euphemistically entitled Trust the Science Act that passed the House and has now gone to the Senate. This bill directs the Department of the Interior to remove protections for the gray wolf under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA).

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Below are details about the euphemistically entitled Trust the Science Act that passed the House and has now gone to the Senate. I urge all concerned to contact their Senators and oppose any support of this legislation.

Trust the Science Act Summary: H.R.764 118th Congress (2023-2024). Introduced by Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Co-3, Committee House Natural Resources Passed by recorded vote: 209 - 205 (Roll no. 169). (text: CR H2729). (Received in the Senate 05/01/2024)

This bill directs the Department of the Interior to remove protections for the gray wolf under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA). Specifically, the bill requires Interior to reissue the final rule titled Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removing the Gray Wolf (Canis lupus) From the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and published on November 3, 2020.

The rule removed the gray wolf in the lower 48 United States, except for the Mexican wolf (C. l. baileyi) subspecies, from the endangered and threatened species list. However, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California vacated the rule on February 10, 2022. As a result, the gray wolf reattained the protection status it had prior to the rule's promulgation. The bill also prohibits the reissuance of the rule from being subject to judicial review.

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Posted on All-Creatures.org: May 9, 2024
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