Idaho and Montana wolves have had a pretty tough week. First, the wolf-panicked Idaho legislature authorized the Governor to take “disaster emergency” actions. Then, the wolves were a subject of one of the few “policy riders” to survive the government shutdown budget brinksmanship. And on Saturday, even though it may not matter anymore, Judge Malloy in Montana tossed the proposed settlement of the continuing litigation over delisting the wolves from Endangered Species Act protections in the Northern Rockies.
Here’s some of what we’ve been reading about it all:
Idaho legislature passes “wolf disaster emergency” legislation, making westerners look like wimps — Idaho Mountain Express
An editorial about the legislature’s not-exactly-scientific approach to wolves — Idaho Statesman
Judge Malloy declines to accept the proposed settlement. — Idaho Statesman