Sean Duffy Slams DC Court Of Appeals Ruling On Gray Wolves

Aug 1, 2017Press Release


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy, chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing & Insurance, today denounced the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia’s ruling against the Obama Administration’s 2011 decision to delist the gray wolf from protection under the Endangered Species Act.

“It’s outrageous that activist judges in Washington think they know what’s best for Wisconsin’s ecosystem,” said Congressman Duffy. “Just because wolves might not appear as a problem at environmentalist galas in Washington, they are a very real concern to farmers and ranchers in Wisconsin. Our farmers deserve to be able to protect their livestock, and they should not suffer because of the decisions made by an overreaching federal government a thousand miles away. I urge the Department of the Interior to appeal this decision, and I will continue to fight for legislation that will delist the gray wolf.”

Background: In 2011, the Obama Administration delisted the gray wolf in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and parts of North Dakota, South Dakota, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Ohio.