Congressman Mike Simpson Pleased With Court Of Appeals Decision


By Paul Johnson

Idaho Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson said the was “pleased” to see the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals uphold his wolf delisting language. Simpson said that, “Continued efforts to put wolves back on the endangered species list simply don’t hold up in light of the robust wolf populations in Idaho and the effective state management plans in place in Idaho and Montana. This case has made it clear that those who persist in trying to manage wildlife through the courts, in spite of all scientific evidence that this species has recovered, no longer have a defensible position. Now that this case is settled, the state can continue to move forward in implementing a long-term solution to wolf management that serves the best interests of Idahoans and those whose true goal is a sustainable wolf population in the Rocky Mountain west.” Simpson chairs the House Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee.

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