U.S. Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch and Congressmen Walt Minnick and Mike Simpson issued the following statement after learning of Judge Donald Molloy's decision to return wolves in the Rocky Mountains to the Endangered Species List:
"This decision is disappointing. Judge Molloy ignored the exploding population of wolves in Idaho and the constitutional 10th Amendment right of a state to manage its own wildlife populations. The recovery goals set when the wolf was introduced have been met and greatly exceeded. We remain convinced Idaho can manage wolves in a sustainable and responsible way, just as it has done with other species for decades. We look for a more reasonable decision from a higher court."