- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
- The house Passed November 16th, 2018Roll Call Vote 196 Yea / 180 Nay
Committee on Natural ResourcesIntroducedSeptember 12th, 2018
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Populations of gray wolves in the lower 48 states have recovered since they were first added to the Endangered Species list over 40 years ago and are no longer endangered (in some cases preying on livestock). The time has come to allow states across the gray wolf’s range to manage their populations, which has already been occurring in the Northern Rockies states.
While progress has been made, gray wolf populations aren’t yet robust enough to justify their being delisted from the Endangered Species Act across the lower 48 states. In states where their protected status has been removed, gray wolves have been hunted for sport and killed by farmers protecting livestock so a broader delisting would lead to more wolves being killed.