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Judge rejects Alaska’s Unimak plan, but sets hearing

[large thumbnail url=”judge-rejects-alaskas-unimak-plan-but-sets-hearing” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”06″ day=”07″] [thumbnail icon url=”judge-rejects-alaskas-unimak-plan-but-sets-hearing” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”06″ day=”07″] A federal judge refused to issue Alaska¬†a temporary restraining order on Thursday, June 3 and instead scheduled a hearing for Monday, June 7.

The state wants to remove wolves from caribou calving grounds and boost numbers for the herd in the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge.

However, Judge H. Russel Holland refused Alaska’s request for a temporary restraining order against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which has threatened legal action if state employees enter the refuge in helicopters to shoot wolves.

Instead, the judge set a hearing Monday and said the court would consider a preliminary injunction. He asked lawyers for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Interior Department to provide responses to the state’s lawsuit by Friday afternoon…

Read the entire article on sify.com: Judge rejects Alaska plan to begin killing wolves

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