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Posted on 04/14/2011 12:09:55 PM PDT by george76
the wolf soap opera and U.S. District of Montana Judge Donald W. Molloys pending ruling which is STILL pending circumstances in the high-stakes Endangered Species Act (ESA) political mix have gotten even nuttier.
USFWS gave away the store in return: In parts 2 and 3, USFWS agreed to withdraw and resubmit for public review within 60 days the so-called M-opinion that interprets ESAs statutory (and fuzzy) significant portion of range language. This interpretation is critically used to determine whether a species is to be listed as threatened, endangered or not at all. Now, arent you just dying to dive into the arcana of re-writing the M-opinion? No, you aint, but Greens certainly are.
Furthermore, part 8 of the agreement calls for independent scientists to put together an assessment, using what those scientists determine to be the best available scientific information, on whether the 2009 management plans (under which Montana and Idaho hunted for one winter) assure wolves will be around for the foreseeable future.
Who employs the hordes of independent scientists needed for this task? Duh
Taken together, the settlement would set the stage for a total rewrite of the wolf book with Greens writing every word. Forget the 15 breeding pairs, or the 150 or 300 wolves total promised in 1994 what will the new minimum-population floor be under the new science? 2,000? 5,000? Even more?
If this is a settlement, Elvis is alive.
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Will our dysfunctional, bumbling Congress finally do its job ?
If this budget bill passes today it looks like wolves in ID and MT will basically be delisted and their management left up to the states.
The language also includes something to the effect it can’t be subject to judicial review, it’ll shoot down Molloy and the enviro-nazis. LOL!
The bill just passed the House, now for the Senate.
Either way, S^3 seems to be a good ‘management plan’.
The wolf delisting rider for ID and MT was in the House bill that passed and went to the Senate. I believe it included WA, OR and UT also but am not positive.
The bill just passed the Senate and the rider had to have remained in it because it didn’t go back to the House for another vote, it’s going to the prez for his signature.
Molloy and the enviro-nazis will be going ballistic. :-)
I've been out in the wilderness for the last 10 days but I'm back for a few days of "freeping."
You have to love that rider in the original bill, Jaz. And without a line-item veto, Obama HAS to sign the whole thing.
For the next three months, I'll be freeping only very intermittently, but I appreciate all the pings and I'll eventually get to them.
Enjoy the wilderness .
Watch out for things and more that go bump in the night