Wolves go to court

Lawsuit: Groups go to court to stop wolf delisting (from the Marquette Mining Journal, June 16, 2009) … five groups are following through on their notice that they would sue the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service over their plans to remove the Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan populations of the gray wolf from the endangered species list. Delisting the wolf turns species management over from the federal authorities to state governments. Officials in the states involved say they have no plans to allow hunting or otherwise change management plans. On the other hand, opponents are concerned that things may change, with at least one spokesperson saying that “This is a species that was driven to the brink of extinction on the states’ watch.” Federal delisting happened last month; the opponents are seeking an injunction forcing a rollback of that decision along with pressing their suit. Wolf populations have rebounded from a very small number of individuals in far northern Minnesota in the mid 1970s, to over 4,000 wolves now found in the Lake Superior region.


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I'm a longhaired almost-hippie stuck in the inner suburbs of a major rust-belt metropolis who's thoughtful, creative, and kind of geeky. In exchange for a paycheck I run around in a cubicle maze most days. When I escape, I play music, hang out in coffee houses, dink around on the computer, take naps, and think I should be off in the woods somewhere. Every once in a while I get in my car and drive far, far away, though I've always come back so far.
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