H.R. 1985, introduced by Representatives Newhouse (R-Washington), Stewart (R-Utah), and Walden (R-Oregon), is the latest legislation aimed at prohibiting certain gray wolf populations from receiving protection under the Endangered Species Act. The bill, called the Pacific Northwest Gray Wolf Management Act, would affect wolf populations in the sponsors’ respective states. The legislation comes after courts blocked attempts by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to delist wolf populations in Wyoming and the Great Lakes states in 2014.
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