House bill H.R. 424 seeks to permanently remove federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections for gray wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Wyoming to allow trophy hunting of wolves to immediately resume.
If H.R.424 is passed into law, wolves will die at the hands of trophy hunters.
Moreover, the ESA will be drastically weakened. The ESA requires the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to follow the best available science, not politics, in recovery planning and implementation for an endangered species. H.R.424 blatantly ignores this federal mandate, and thus undermines the integrity of our nation’s most significant environmental law.
To add insult to injury, the bill prohibits its judicial review thus preventing any legal challenge.
Judicial review is an important part of the checks and balances to limit the authority of the legislative branch. If passed, legislation that limits judicial review would undermine the ability of Americans to seek out justice and defend the environment, our lands, our public health, and even our civil rights.
Would your representative support a bill that undermines one of the central pillars of American democracy?
Please take action today.