FreedomWorks Foundation Submits Comments to the Department of Interior on the Gray Wolf

The FreedomWorks Foundation’s Regulatory Action Center submitted formal comments to the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), urging them to move forward with their proposal to de-list the Gray Wolf as an endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.

The Endangered Species Act places incredibly burdensome regulations on American property owners if they live on or near a potential habitat for an endangered species. It is also quite difficult to remove a species from the list, once it has been designated. This leaves rural Americans under the thumb of big government for years with no end in sight. It is also particularly dangerous when applied to an aggressive species like the Gray Wolf. Because of the regulations, land owners cannot take preventative measures to protect themselves, their land, or their property. This needs to end.

Also, the Gray Wolf has shown great signs of recovery since its designation. It has recovered from the brink of extinction to having almost 6,000 wolves nationwide. These majestic animals no longer require the protection of the federal government and can certainly sustain under the protection of state and local laws. It is time for the FWS to declare victory for the Gray Wolf and ease the regulatory burden on rural America.

You can read the full comments submitted by the Regulatory Action Center here or in the attachment below.

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