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house Bill H.R. 1445

Should Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Grizzly Bears Be Removed From the Endangered Wildlife List?

Argument in favor

The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem grizzly bear population has recovered from its previous low. In fact, the population now exceeds the area’s capacity. With this in mind, it’s no longer appropriate to keep the grizzly bear on the endangered and threatened wildlife list.

Larry's Opinion
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08/03/2019
Actually I think this should be decided by wildlife experts, and should not be a political question.
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JTJ's Opinion
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08/03/2019
I wish democrats cared about people as much as they do animals.
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Jim2423's Opinion
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08/03/2019
I worked in Idaho and Wyoming from West Yellowstone to Jackson’s Hole. I am not a wildlife specialist so I have heard both sides. I believe the bleeding hearts and the hunters should bow out of this decision and leave it up to the wildlife specialist of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. Definitely NOT a politician nor a judge.
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Argument opposed

The methodology that was used to determine the grizzly bear population was previously ruled to be faulty science, so given the uncertainty surrounding the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem grizzly bear population it should remain on the endangered list for now.

jimK's Opinion
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08/03/2019
So the court has ruled that the methods used to assess the bear population is flawed and therefore invalid. Your justification for this bill that these bears are no longer endangered is therefore also invalid. So you want to pass a bill which simply declares that these animals are no longer endangered?; and WITHOUT JUDICIAL REVIEW. Talk about bull crap! Wow, you must be better than the scientists who study this - moron. You don’t like the results of some overriding law so let’s pass a new law that says we will pretend it doesn’t exist and prevent the courts from ruling on it! Comrade, we don’t do things that way in America... What is this about? You setting up a hunting lodge for Donny Jr so he can get his bear head trophy by shooting a bear coming to feed at your loaded, baited garbage can? Take a dive in that can yourself, asshole.
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Terri's Opinion
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08/03/2019
don’t remove protections just because ranchers are losing a few head of cattle and sheep each year
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Chris's Opinion
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08/03/2019
“It would also prohibit future judicial review of this decision.” Because no Cheney decision should ever be reviewed and Don Jr needs a grizzly head for his living room wall.
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      house Committees
      Water, Oceans, and Wildlife
      Committee on Natural Resources
    IntroducedFebruary 28th, 2019
    Actually I think this should be decided by wildlife experts, and should not be a political question.
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    So the court has ruled that the methods used to assess the bear population is flawed and therefore invalid. Your justification for this bill that these bears are no longer endangered is therefore also invalid. So you want to pass a bill which simply declares that these animals are no longer endangered?; and WITHOUT JUDICIAL REVIEW. Talk about bull crap! Wow, you must be better than the scientists who study this - moron. You don’t like the results of some overriding law so let’s pass a new law that says we will pretend it doesn’t exist and prevent the courts from ruling on it! Comrade, we don’t do things that way in America... What is this about? You setting up a hunting lodge for Donny Jr so he can get his bear head trophy by shooting a bear coming to feed at your loaded, baited garbage can? Take a dive in that can yourself, asshole.
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    don’t remove protections just because ranchers are losing a few head of cattle and sheep each year
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    “It would also prohibit future judicial review of this decision.” Because no Cheney decision should ever be reviewed and Don Jr needs a grizzly head for his living room wall.
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    If they are removed, this administration will open them to trophy hunters.
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    “prohibit future review”...? Ah hell no.
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    This administration is doing whatever it can to destroy anything it can, including removing still- threatened animals from the list. This should be stopped!
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    Conservative assault on wildlife. They don’t want anything to get in their way of killing off everything.
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    If the Repugnants think so, then I certainly don’t. Can’t trust ANY figures they throw out!
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    Liz Cheney re-introduced this bill? I vote, hell no. Wildlife experts need to make this decision, not politicians. And when did Republicans start believing in science?
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    There is a BEAUTIFUL AND HEARTWARMING VIDEO called “How Wolves changed Rivers”. It’s on UTube. It is a beautiful story about our ecosystem and wildlife and how important it is for humankind. It’s truly breathtaking. I encourage all to watch then form an opinion. The Trump administration obviously has no care or respect for life no matter what the price. Scientists are being fired. Our accountability websites are dark. Pollinators such as bees and butterflies are necessary for planet sustainability are being wiped out in record numbers. NO MORE SPECIES OFF THE ENDANGERED LIST. HE’S SELLING OFF OUR NATIONAL PARKS AND TREASURES FOR CORPORATE GREED. Big ears National Park is basically gone. Joshua Tree National Park will take 300 years to recover. Now he”s going after YELLOWSTONE? OMG PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE STOP THE INSANITY!
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    Protect the grizzlies.
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    Typical republicans. Inappropriately using inaccurate science to circumvent processes they don’t like. The unconstitutional prevention of judicial review was a nice touch.
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    They are a necessary apex predator, like wolves. They are endangered by people's ignorance and greed. But, Dawg forbid we let something greater than ourselves LIVE.
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    This is just another example of Trumpism sickness that continues to erode our shared values and advances gained over decades of environmental growth and improvement. Look behind the curtain and you’ll see another trickster pulling strings for another corporate windfall.
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    I wish democrats cared about people as much as they do animals.
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    Leave them on the list. Hunting is psychotic.
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    From what I read, the information gathered to support the notion that grizzlies are no longer endangered is faulty.
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    With the current administration it would not be good because Trump would allow them to be killed in hibernation
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    Just leave them alone and let nature take it course. If the population gets too big the younger bears will move on to greener pastures so to speak.
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