An outrageous proposed House funding bill includes a rider that blocks funding for Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections for all gray wolves in the lower 48 states. This would mean certain death for America’s wolves and force the Department of the Interior to abandon its responsibilities to protect these amazing creatures.
The bill also accepts the nearly 17 percent cut in funding to list new species under the ESA proposed in President Trump’s budget, a drastic cut that will further delay listing decisions for many deserving species, leading to longer recovery times and possibly even more extinctions.
This rider makes a mockery of the Endangered Species Act. It would gut vital protections for our natural heritage and wildlife, especially for endangered species, including wolves.
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