|WCC's Howell, Rep Lowey, WCC's Massi|
and Ambassador Wolf Atka
Buried deep in the bill is language directing the Secretary of the Interior to end federal protections for gray wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Wyoming and thus allow trophy hunting of wolves to resume within these regions. And To add insult to injury, the bill also stipulated that the action would not be subject to judicial review thus prohibiting any legal challenge.
According to our friends at Earthjustice, both Rep. Lowey and Rep. Betty McCollum (MN) highlighted their concerns about anti-environmental riders in the in the bill at this morning's House Interior/EPA subcommittee appropriations markup.