The USFWS has proposed new regulations restricting the killing of predators (wolves and grizzlies) in Alaska on national wildlife refuges
The USFWS has proposed new regulations restricting the killing of predators (wolves and grizzlies) in Alaska on national wildlife refuges. See the details of the proposals at https://www.fws.gov/alaska/nwr/pdf/12_23_2015_Draft%20EA%20AK%20Rule.pdf
Republicans in Congress oppose these regulations protecting Alaskan predators and have taken steps to prevent their implementation including “by attaching riders to legislation moving through Congress such as the House Appropriations bill, H.R. 5538 with “provisions to bar FWS’s rule and withdraw the National Park Service’s (NPS) authority to implement similar protections for iconic carnivores on Alaska national preserves. The Senate Interior appropriations bill, S. 3068, also includes a rider which would stop the FWS rule from moving forward. The House amended version of the energy bill, S. 2012, which is currently being conferenced with the Senate version, contains a similar rider. Thus it is likely that the Trump Administration will reverse this attempt to protect predators when it takes control. Organizations such as the Defenders of Wildlife support the USFWS regulations—see their coverage at https://www.defenders.org/publications/oppose-attacks-on-the-alaska-national-wildlife-refuge-rule-defenders.pdf
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