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House bill amendment to extend delisting to Wyoming shot down

[large thumbnail url=”house-bill-amendment-to-extend-delisting-to-wyoming-shot-down” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”02″ day=”17″] [thumbnail icon url=”house-bill-amendment-to-extend-delisting-to-wyoming-shot-down” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”02″ day=”17″] When Wyoming representative Cynthia Lummis tried to introduce an amendment to a budget bill to include her state, it was shot down on procedural grounds.

Wyoming is currently not included in a budget bill before the house which includes a provision to remove endangered species status for hundreds of wolves.

The fact that we are counting the number in hundreds and not thousands should serve as a clue that perhaps wolves are still very much in need of protection.

Regardless, the fact that Wyoming’s wolf management plan is so ridiculously out of whack with every other state, means that not even those that are pushing for the delisting want to include the state in their plans.

Wyoming representative, Republican Cynthia Lummis attempted to introduce an amendment to the bill which would cover her state, only to have James Moran (D) of Virginia object on procedural grounds, which caused the amendment to be rejected.

It’s sad that politics and not science will determine the future fate of wolves, but at least there are some responsible politicians in Washington.

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