Nolan to co-sponsor grey wolf bill

by Bill Hanna Mesabi Daily News |

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan will sign on as a co-sponsor of legislation that would remove gray wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan from the Endangered Species list.

And Minnesota’s Democratic U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken are also supportive of getting the gray wolves delisted again.

Gray wolves were taken off the Endangered Species list in December 2011 in the Great Lakes area when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service determined that their numbers had sufficiently recovered.

But a federal judge in Washington, D.C., reimposed federal protection for the gray wolves, saying the removal had been “arbitrary and capricious” and violated the federal Endangered Species Act.

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