Gray Wolf Returned To Endangered List In Mont., Idaho

Law360, New York (August 6, 2010, 2:39 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has restored Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains, a move that will stop Idaho and Montana from allowing the wolves to be hunted.

Judge Donald W. Molloy of the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana ruled Thursday that the Endangered Species Act does not allow distinct population segments to be subdivided.

As a result, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wrongly took away ESA protections for wolves in Idaho and Montana in 2009 while keeping...
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