House passes Boebert-led bill removing gray wolf from endangered species list

The House approved a proposal to remove the gray wolf from the endangered species list after concerns from Republicans that the distinction disproportionately affected farmers by threatening their livestock. 

Lawmakers voted 209-205 to pass the Trust the Science Act on Tuesday, which would delist the gray wolf and remove any judicial oversight over the animal population. The bill was passed largely along party lines, with only four Democrats voting in favor of the measure. Four Republicans voted against it.

The legislation was led by Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) in response to the release of 10 gray wolves in Colorado late last year, which the congresswoman said has resulted in livestock depredations and at least six separate wolf attacks “just this month.” The bill, if passed, would remove the gray wolf from the federal endangered species list and return oversight of wolf management to
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