Gordon: Judge Protects Wolves Over Wyoming
Friday's ruling by a federal judge to reinstate Endangered Species Act protections for wolves is what is wrong with environmental laws and rules, according to Republican candidate for U.S. House, Mark Gordon. Gordon who is a rancher and small businessman is particularly upset because this judge's decision removes the ability of Wyoming to manage its own wildlife.
"Our system is flawed because parties shop for a friendly court," Gordon says. "It is particularly galling because it flies in the face of Wyoming's effort to move forward constructively on a very controversial and complex problem. The state committed an extraordinary amount of time, money and effort."
Gordon also feels this shows the disregard the federal government and out of touch national organizations have for local efforts when even some of our own home grown conservation groups have supported delisting of the wolves. "The responsible course would have been to let the states' plans have time to work. This is one more reason we must examine how the Endangered Species Act is implemented," Gordon says.