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MINNESOTA WOLVES DELISTED ONCE AGAIN

U.S Secretary of the Interior, David Bernhardt, recently came to Minnesota and stood on the grounds at the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge in Bloomington to announce the removal of gray wolves from the Endangered Species List from across the lower 48 states.  This wasn't a surprise to wolf advocates, we knew it was coming, we just weren't prepared for the announcement to happen a week before the presidential election. Obviously the timing was a strange decision on the part of our government agency but under Donald Trump nothing is too bizarre anymore.  The decision to remove gray wolves from ESA protection is not based on science like the law requires so this decision will be challenged in court.  The Endangered Species Act requires US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) make "biological decisions based on best scientific and commercial data available."  Another requirement for delisting is for the USFWS to seek out independent scientific review of the inform

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