Source: United States House of Representatives – Representative Lauren Boebert (Colorado, 3)
Congresswoman Lauren Boebert and several members of the House Committee on Natural Resources took on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Director Martha Williams, calling out her agencies attempts to overpower lower 48 states management of the gray wolf.
Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (CO-03) said, “Gray wolves are thriving and are fully recovered. It’s absurd that this species still enjoys taxpayer funded protections under the Endangered Species Act. How many more ranchers and farmers must endure losses because the Biden Regime refuses to comply with the law and delist a species that has unnecessarily lingered on the ESA list for nearly 50 years. It’s far past time U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services acknowledges the undeniable local recovery efforts and returns management back to the states. Our hardworking agricultural communities deserve better.”
Congresswoman Boebert and several members of the House Committee on Natural Resources slammed the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s announcement entitled ‘National Dialogue Around Working Landscapes and Gray Wolves’ in a letter sent to the agency. This proposal not only undermines states’ ability to govern but also threatens to impose tyrannical regulations and land grabs through gray wolves management actions. Congresswoman Boebert is taking a stand against this overreach and defending states’ rights.
Congresswoman Boebert and the Committee’s letter raises concerns that “under the vague parameters of the Service’s proposal, the Service could begin to dictate to states what their management approaches should be. Perhaps more concerning, they could utilize this proposal as a proxy to relist wolves in the Northern Rockies without the support of the impacted States.”
The evidence is clear – with around 4,200 wolves thriving in the Great Lakes region, the gray wolf has successfully recovered in the lower 48 states. Yet, the Biden Regime, bowing to radical environmental groups, persists in keeping gray wolves on the Endangered Species List. It’s time to prioritize science over politics and proceed with the delisting process.
For years now, hardworking farmers and ranchers across our nation have endured relentless attacks on their livestock, perpetrated by taxpayer-protected, violent gray wolves. These attacks not only pose a significant threat to the livelihoods of those who depend on agriculture but also underscore the urgent need to delist gray wolves from the Endangered Species Act. It’s time to put the safety of our farmers and ranchers first.
Congresswoman Boebert has long been a champion on this issue In February of 2023, she introduced the Trust the Science Act to remove the gray wolf from the Endangered Species List. This key piece of legislation passed the House Committee on Natural Resources in April of 2023.
In November of 2023, Congresswoman Boebert’s Trust the Science Act passed the House as part of the Interior Appropriations Bill.
To read the full letter to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Martha Williams, click HERE or scroll below.