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Friday, January 30, 2009

Obama's Rules Freeze May Help Wolves

Let's keep our fingers crossed.

In one of his first presidential acts, President Barack Obama has ordered federal agencies to halt all pending regulations until his administration can review them....

Wildlife conservationists say the freeze will delay and possibly prevent the removal of gray wolves from the federal endangered species list in Montana, Idaho, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan, and also in portions of Washington, Oregon, Utah, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio.

Michael Robinson of the Center for Biological Diversity says the pause will afford President Obama and his new Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar the opportunity to rethink the previous administration’s efforts to remove wolves from the endangered species list.

I really hope Salazar turns out to be a good guy.

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