Washington (CNN) - A rider in the budget bill to keep the federal government in operation has triggered fury among some wildlife groups because it would remove certain wolves from the endangered species list.
The attachment affects gray wolf populations in Montana and Idaho.
"Right now, Montana's wolf population is out of balance and this provision will get us back on the responsible path with state management," Sen. Jon Tester, a Montana Democrat, said in a written statement. He said he wrote the language together with Republican Rep. Mike Simpson of Idaho.
And how does this create jobs or cut spending? Why was this allowed to be attached? So much for the "adults" being in charge.
Uh oh! Now the Killer from Wasilla has free reign to gun down endangered wolves.
I got shut-out of the REAL budget story, so let me just say it here, if I may: The RethugliKKKlnas got played like a Stradivarius
(sp) by THAT ONE!!!!!
I guess there must money in this equation somewhere. Ah Ha! Mining. The wolves must be sitting on top of some resource rich real estate. Ya' think?
You don't get it? Okay. Company wishes to obtain the resources sitting inside of publicly owned property. In order to obtains said resources, it may involve the disruption of the lives of the wild life in the area. This is normally not a problem, provided the disruptions are not too drastic, nor too permanent. Except, when the wild life is an endangered species. Solution: Remove said wild life from the endangered species list. Problem solved.
What else is new? The GOP/Teas care absolutely nothing for our environment.
Republicans have no respect for any life forms, let alone the endangered wolf
Only the twisted mind of a Republican can link an EPA mandate on endangered species to a budget and deficit cutting proposal. Each passing day, they come to resemble unsustainable extremism like the Taliban.
Wow! Add wolves to seniors, military, women, poor, middle class, police, firemen and disabled as victims of the GOP!
Makes me mad, for sure!
This has NO place in a budget bill. Stop the "riders" all together. Budget and budget only. Make everything stand on it own merit.
So, 900,000 Montanans cannot share 145,552 square feet of land with 1600 endangered wolves. So much for
being good stewards of God's creatures.