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Basil Fishbone

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http://missoulian.com/news/local/article_7d25caf6-3a20-11e0-a8ef-001cc4c002e0.html
 
Schweitzer says Montana will defy feds, kill wolf packs that prey on elk
By MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press missoulian.com | Posted: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 3:57 pm

Gov. Brian Schweitzer says the state will defy federal protections for gray wolves and kill packs that have been hurting elk herds. ...<snip>...

[Schweitzer is a Democrat. ... ] 
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http://missoulian.com/news/local/article_7d25caf6-3a20-11e0-a8ef-001cc4c002e0.html

Schweitzer says Montana will defy feds, kill wolves that prey on elk, livestock
By MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press missoulian.com | Posted: Thursday, February 17, 2011 6:15 am | (63) Comments
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BILLINGS - Defying federal authority over gray wolves, Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer on Wednesday encouraged ranchers to kill wolves that prey on their livestock - even in areas where that is not currently allowed - and said the state will start shooting packs that hurt elk herds.

Schweitzer said he no longer would wait for federal officials to resolve the tangle of lawsuits over wolves, which has kept the animals on the endangered species list for a decade since recovery goals were first met.

"We will take action in Montana on our own," he said. "We've had it with Washington, D.C., with Congress just yipping about it, with (the Department of) Interior just vacillating about it." ...<snip>...
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I sent a letter to Gov. Schweitzer thanking him for his stance on wolves and introducing general information on nullification.     ~Basil
 
http://hosted2.ap.org/MTBOZ/5de3de1ff699459c92d6afe5f39d2e28/Article_2011-02-19-Endangered%20Species%20Act%20Montana/id-3b0bfe93a39d436b84a3f1c8d917d2a4
 
MT House votes to nullify Endangered Species Act

MATT GOURAS, Associated Press 
 
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana House has overwhelmingly endorsed a plan to disregard the federal law protecting endangered and threatened species.

Republicans enthused by Gov. Brian Schweitzer's recent tough talk on wolves led a 61-39 vote Saturday to nullify the federal Endangered Species Act in Montana. ...<snip>...
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