Second Suit In 2 Days Targets Wolf Program. By Rene Romo. ABQJournal Southern Bureau

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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is past President of the Western Watersheds Project and the creator of The Wildlife News.

One Response to There are now two lawsuits against the rule governing the Mexican wolf restoration

  1. Maska says:

    Actually, neither of these lawsuits is against the 10(j) nonessential, experimental rule governing the reintroduction (although there are certainly problems with it, some of which will hopefully be addressed in a proposed new rule now in the midst of a NEPA process). Rather, the suits address, among other issues, SOP 13.0, on removal of Mexican wolves, a purely discretionary policy promulgated by the Adaptive Management Oversight Committee, a creation of a 2003 memorandum of understanding among five agencies and the White Mountain Apache tribe.

    The suit brought by Defenders et al., the one filed yesterday, specifically challenges the abdication by the USFWS of authority over program management to this committee.



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