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Wyoming seeks to use bill to prevent court challenges to any wolf deal

[large thumbnail url=”congress-seeking-to-use-appropriations-bill-to-remove-protections-from-wyoming-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”07″ day=”11″] [thumbnail icon url=”congress-seeking-to-use-appropriations-bill-to-remove-protections-from-wyoming-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”07″ day=”11″] Language proposed in an appropriations bill would turn Wyoming wolves over to state control and prevent lawsuits in the event of a deal removing the predator from Endangered Species Act protection.

U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., this week included the language in the 2012 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill along with provisions that, among other things, limit the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to regulate coal industry pollutants, direct the U.S. Forest Service to place a greater emphasis on logging beetle-infested forests, limit funding for endangered species and critical habitat and protect grazing rights.

“The best way to ensure the success of any negotiation is to back it up with the force of law,” Lummis said in a statement. “This language does exactly that. This provision is a crucial puzzle piece to the long-awaited conclusion of the delisting of the fully-recovered gray wolf.”

Read the entire article on jhnewsandguide.com: Lummis offers wolf clause

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