Stauber Applauds Proposed Rule to Delist Gray Wolf

March 14, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08) released the following statement after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) unveiled a proposed rule to remove the gray wolf from the list of endangered and threatened wildlife in the lower 48 states:

“This proposed rule is long overdue as the gray wolf species has been recovered for years,” said Stauber. “Unfortunately, despite the Obama Administration’s science-based decision to delist the gray wolf, an activist judge in D.C. rejected the studies and science that backed the decision by putting the gray wolf back on the endangered species list. I look forward to the implementation of this rule, so the states can properly manage their own gray wolf population and alleviate the impacts this species has on our local farmers, their livestock, numerous family pets, and big game herds in Northern Minnesota.”

Earlier this week, Congressman Stauber attended a Natural Resources Subcommittee Hearing on the “State of Wildlife” and had the chance to make a case for the delisting of the gray wolf.

Watch his full remarks, HERE.