Update (3/15/2021): The Senate has voted to confirm Rep. Deb Haaland to lead the Department of Interior by a vote of 51-40.
Rep. Deb Haaland, President Biden’s nominee to lead the Department of the Interior, has a proven track record of working on the side of animals. Humane Society Legislative Fund endorsed her history-making run for the U.S. House in 2018, and she has since worked swiftly to not only move the ball forward for several key animal protection issues but also to oppose some of the worst decisions made by the Department of the Interior under President Trump. Her advocacy for animals earned her a perfect score of 100 on HSLF’s 2020 Humane Scorecard.
As her Senate confirmation process begins today, we look forward to a return to U.S. Interior policy that protects our most vulnerable wildlife, both here in the United States and around the world.
Well here you go. Nice job.
All those on here voting for this administration....thanks. Now take a hike!
Salt Lake City, UT: The Mule Deer Foundation congratulates Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland on today’s confirmation vote and looks forward to working with her on the critical issues facing public lands and wildlife. As the first Native American to serve in a White House cabinet, Haaland will bring an important perspective to the position. In addition, MDF encourages Haaland and her team at the Department to continue the critical work that began under DOI Secretarial Order 3362 on big game migration corridors and seasonal ranges. Following is a statement by Mule Deer Foundation President/CEO Joel Pedersen:
“The Mule Deer Foundation looks forward to the opportunity to work with Secretary Deb Haaland as she begins her tenure at the Department of the Interior. Agencies within the Department manage millions of acres that are essential to mule deer and black-tailed deer and their habitat, and MDF has been involved in active habitat management to improve the health of these landscapes in the West. We particularly call on Secretary Haaland to continue the support of coordinated efforts to conserve big game migration corridors and seasonal ranges that began under Secretarial Order 3362. This initiative has dramatically improved conservation opportunities for mule deer, elk, and pronghorn but also has positively affected hundreds of other species. These collaborative efforts fit well within this administration’s vision of conserving landscapes to support climate adaptation and biodiversity and we strongly urge the Secretary to expand upon this highly successful program.”
They know the agenda is too extreme, they know Biden isn't really calling the shots and that he was declining cognitively. They just hated Orange man's personalty so much that they put on the blinders and charged forward. At the moment they still tell themselves it was worth it but that little voice is getting a little louder with every new terrible decision from the Whitehouse or Congress.
The ideological and political left play the long game. They do not care how others FEEL about them. Yet, those of us on the ideological and political right have been coerced into believing that playing nice, appeasement and "meeting in the middle" is somehow the 'high road' and we will score some ethereal points by placating the left.
Screw that. Haaland, Joe & the Ho and those that vote for/support them are in league with the forces that would hasten this Republic's demise. The line in the sand has been drawn and NOT by those of us who value individual rights, The Constitution or the truth.
The left IS the enemy whether they carry an arrow launching device or not. We'd better begin acknowledging that and acting upon it.
To: President Joe Biden, The Honorable Deb Haaland From: [Your Name]
Wolves in the United States were the subject of brutal and reckless attempts to drive them from the landscape in the last century. When they were protected under the Endangered Species Act in 1974, they were gone in all but one state in the continental US. The protections of the Endangered Species Act have allowed gray wolves to recover in some parts of the country.
I was alarmed to learn that the Trump Administration issued a rule in its final days that removed these vital protections from still-recovering gray wolves in the lower 48 states.
Without these protections, states will have no limits on the management of this iconic and maligned species.
In Wyoming, where wolves once had Endangered Species Act protections, they are treated like nuisance animals and can be killed without limit any time of the year.
In Wisconsin, the state held a hastily-organized hunting and trapping season resulting in the slaughter of more than 200 wolves in just days.
These same stories of killing instead of conservation could play out across the United States where wolves are trying desperately to re-establish their rightful habitats.
I urge you to reverse the Trump wolf delisting and return gray wolves' protections under the Endangered Species Act.
Also, won't relishing the wolves as endangered put a wrinkle into Colorado's wolf reintroduction initiative?
Grey Ghost, The answer is right in your question but I know you're intelligent enough to already know that answer.
With the wolves back on the list it can stop the releasing efforts in Colorado.
However it will end the Wisconsin hunting season.
I know that the USFWS did not add Colorado to the Northern Rockies Wolf Recovery Area, so I guess there was no intent to reintroduce them in Colorado under the ESA, as in Wyo, Montana and Idaho. The Colorado Ballot Initiative 114 to reintroduce is now state law. It will be interesting if the NEW Dept of Interior sides with "Democratic run" Colorado and give them their blessing to reintroduce. I will try to find more facts and this subject will surely be discussed by the Colorado CPW Commission and others.
When it is/was a law protecting the individual rights of US Citizens, the life of unborn children or our nation's borders.
So yes I think they will probably flip the wolf delisting ruling once again hurting the sportsman.