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Follow the progress, and get information on local politician’s viewpoints, of the Protect America’s Wildlife act as submitted by Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and George Miller (D-CA) in both houses, and other wildlife-based political legislation.

Legislative pressure pushes wolf advocates to seek deal

[large thumbnail url=”legislative-pressure-pushes-wolf-advocates-to-seek-deal” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”03″ day=”18″] [thumbnail icon url=”legislative-pressure-pushes-wolf-advocates-to-seek-deal” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”03″ day=”18″] Wildlife advocacy groups are feeling the pressure of an impending and dangerous legislative solution, which could strip the Endangered Species Act of much of it’s power and leave wolves in all parts of the country at serious risk.

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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.

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2011: Legislative year of the wolf

[large thumbnail url=”2011-legislative-year-of-the-wolf” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”02″ day=”08″] [thumbnail icon url=”2011-legislative-year-of-the-wolf” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”02″ day=”08″] In the first effort to change the Endangered Species Act in the new Congress, bills have been introduced in the House of Representatives and the Senate to remove the gray wolf from the list of protected animals. Proponents say that the national wolf population, estimated at 12,000 to 16,000, has recovered sufficiently.

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Utah senator puts name to wolf delisting bill

[large thumbnail url=”utah-senator-puts-name-to-wolf-delisting-bill” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”01″ day=”26″] [thumbnail icon url=”utah-senator-puts-name-to-wolf-delisting-bill” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”01″ day=”26″] Utah continues it’s stance as probably the most anti-wolf state in the US as congressman Jim Matheson, who represents that state, puts his support behind yet another wolf-delisting bill.

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Biologist calls Montana wolf resolution weak

[large thumbnail url=”biologist-calls-montana-wolf-resolution-weak” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”01″ day=”26″] [thumbnail icon url=”biologist-calls-montana-wolf-resolution-weak” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”01″ day=”26″] The Montana House passed a resolution last week calling for the de-listing of gray wolves from the Endangered Species Act on a 99-1 vote. The lone dissenter was Democrat Mike Phillips of Bozeman. House District 3 Republican Jerry O’Neil supported the resolution, which goes onto the state Senate.

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Maine bill proposes new requirements for wolf hybrids

[large thumbnail url=”maine-bill-proposes-new-requirements-for-wolf-hybrids” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”01″ day=”26″] [thumbnail icon url=”maine-bill-proposes-new-requirements-for-wolf-hybrids” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”01″ day=”26″] This article which appeared on the WLBZ-TV Web site outlines the new requirements around owning wolf-hybrids in Maine should a bill pass in to law.

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Keep HOWLing: Call Bennet and Udall!

[large thumbnail url=”keep-howling-call-bennet-and-udall” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”12″ day=”06″] [thumbnail icon url=”keep-howling-call-bennet-and-udall” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”12″ day=”06″] Colorado, once the base for the extermination of wolves in the first half of the 20th century, can be the voice for reason as attempts to use Congress to delist wolves continue to move forward.

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Wolf bills unlikely to advance this Congress

[large thumbnail url=”wolf-bills-unlikely-to-advance-this-congress” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”11″ day=”23″] [thumbnail icon url=”wolf-bills-unlikely-to-advance-this-congress” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”11″ day=”23″] According to an Associated Press article by Matthew Brown, it’s unlikely that the bills which plan to remove ESA protections from wolves will advance during the 111th Congress.

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Defenders backs Michael Bennet in CO Senate race

Michael BennetThe Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund, the political arm of the non-profit organization, endorses political candidates in each election cycle based on their record as it relates to ecological and wildlife conservation issues. The action fund has weighed in on Colorado’s most visible nationally relevant race.

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Governor: Idaho won’t manage wolves

[large thumbnail url=”governor-idaho-won’t-manage-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”10″ day=”20″] [thumbnail icon url=”governor-idaho-won’t-manage-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”10″ day=”20″] Almost two weeks after the deadline that Gov. Butch Otter set for a wolf management agreement, the governor is making good on his threat to withdraw state support for federal management efforts.

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Federal officials deny Montana wolf hunt request

[large thumbnail url=”federal-officials-deny-montana-wolf-hunt-request” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”10″ day=”14″] [thumbnail icon url=”federal-officials-deny-montana-wolf-hunt-request” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”10″ day=”14″] Federal officials on Thursday denied Montana’s request to hunt gray wolves in response to increasing attacks on livestock and elk, leaving a settlement with environmentalists as the most immediate hope for the state to regain control over the endangered predators.

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Is it 2010 or 1910? Politicians appear to be confused

[large thumbnail url=”is-it-2010-or-1910-politicians-appear-to-be-confused” filename=”editorial” year=”2010″ month=”10″ day=”06″] [thumbnail icon url=”is-it-2010-or-1910-politicians-appear-to-be-confused” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”10″ day=”06″] A guest column which appeared in Montana’s Flathead Beacon – which claims to be Fresh. Local. Enlightning. – by Rep. Denny Rehberg shows a narrow, and dangerous viewpoint.

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Anti-Wolf Bills Piling Up: End-Around the Endangered Species Act

[large thumbnail url=”anti-wolf-bills-piling-up-end-around-the-endangered-species-act” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”10″ day=”06″] [thumbnail icon url=”anti-wolf-bills-piling-up-end-around-the-endangered-species-act” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”10″ day=”06″]  The Natural Resource Defense Council released a press release addressing the political attempts to get around the recent Judge Molloy ruling.

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Senators introduce bill to exclude wolves from ESA

[large thumbnail url=”senators-introduce-bill-to-exclude-wolves-from-esa” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”24″] [thumbnail icon url=”senators-introduce-bill-to-exclude-wolves-from-esa” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”24″] Hints of pending federal wolf legislation came to fruition on Wednesday, when Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch, both R-Idaho, introduced a bill that would exclude wolves in Idaho from the Endangered Species Act.

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Idaho County declares local disaster in response to wolves…

[large thumbnail url=”idaho-county-declares-local-disaster-in-response-to-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”17″] [thumbnail icon url=”idaho-county-declares-local-disaster-in-response-to-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”17″] Idaho County, in Idaho not surprisingly, has requested that Governor “Butch” Otter declare an ongoing disaster for the county – a move which would allow people to shoot any wolf on sight.

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Feds try to remove protections from wolves in northern US states

[large thumbnail url=”feds-look-to-remove-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”14″] [thumbnail icon url=”feds-look-to-remove-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”14″] The US Fish and Wildlife Service will try again to remove wolves from the Endangered Species List in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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Gov. “Butch” attacks Defenders’ reimbursement program changes

[large thumbnail url=”gov-butch-attacks-defenders-reimbursement-program-changes” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”01″] [thumbnail icon url=”gov-butch-attacks-defenders-reimbursement-program-changes” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”01″] Known anti-wolf activist and current Idaho governor, C. L. Otter sent the following “opinion” to all media outlets.

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