Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin has called on the U.S. House leadership to delist the gray wolf from the Endangered Species List before they head home for the holidays.
The House is scheduled to head home this week. In a letter to leaders, Baldwin says this is a key issue that needs addressing soon...
"....I'm calling on House leadership to act on legislation and pass management of the wolf back to the state of Wisconsin before Congress adjourns for the holidays. The House is on track to adjourn this week without finishing this legislation. I'm urging Congressional leadership to finish the job without leaving town...."
State legislative leaders and Baldwin's Senate counterpart, Ron Johnson, called on Baldwin to work to return the wolf to state management, as opposed to being on the protected endangered species list.
Congress has been working to resolve differences between the Senate and House energy bills, which were passed earlier this year. The House-passed bill included the provision to delist the wolf and the issue could be resolved with the passage of the final energy bill. Baldwin supported delisting the gray wolf when she was in the House of Representatives in 2011.
Last month, she sent a separate letter to Senate Leadership calling for them to take action to delist the gray wolf from the Endangered Species List and return management of the wolf to Wisconsin.