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house Bill H.R. 843

Western Great Lakes Wolf Management Act of 2015

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Title

Western Great Lakes Wolf Management Act of 2015

Official Title

To prohibit treatment of gray wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan as endangered species, and for other purposes.

Summary

Western Great Lakes Wolf Management Act of 2015 This bill prohibits any wolf of the species Canis lupus in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan from being treated under any status of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, including as an endangered species, a threatened species, an essential experimental population, or a nonessential experimental population. Each of those states are given exclusive jurisdiction over the management of those wolves within its borders.

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      house Committees
      National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands
      Committee on Natural Resources
    IntroducedFebruary 10th, 2015
    Wolves are an important predator species that must be maintained to keep the balance of predator/prey in the wild. If there aren't enough wolves, prey species will proliferate, over-consume the resources they need to survive, and ultimately starve to death by the thousands. Keeping the predator/prey balance is much less cruel than letting the poor critters starve!
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    This legislation is designed to drive wolves to extinction, which would be utterly disastrous for the environment, to say the least. Without wolves, prey populations would skyrocket and destroy the area's plant life due to overgrazing. Wolves are vital to our ecosystem, and they require our protection.
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    This would become open season on wolves! Plus, this totally undermines the purpose of the endangered species list and laws.
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    Let the state decide.here in Wisconsin they need to be managed note I did not say wiped out.they need to be managed way to many here to support a healthy ecosystem.
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    This bill gives too much power to the state while diminishing the power of the federal endangered species act.
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    Strengthen the EPA's authority and run it better. Manage the wolf population with scientists and informed citizenry, not bureaucrats and wealthy landowners. Preserve, don't annhilate.
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    I would, however, support legislation to re-issue federal guidelines removing walls from the Endangered Species Act protections in accordance with their designation as no longer in danger. The difference is significant. In one case, irreparable harm will be done to The endangered species act. In the case of reissuing guidelines, this removes federal court blockade of a decision already made to remove wolves from the endangered list.
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