Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson has attached language to a must-pass continuing budget resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives that would delist wolves In Idaho, Montana, eastern Washington and Oregon and a small part of Utah from protections of the Endangered Species Act.
The Simpson amendment not only creates a very bad precedent of undermining the integrity of the Endangered Species Act but his amendment would also ban judicial review of the delisting of wolves thereby destroying the Constitutional seperation of powers doctrine between Congress and the Judiciary.
Here is the language of the Simpson amendment that would overturn the August 2010 Court Order by Montana federal District Court Judge Donal Molloy:
SEC. 1713: Before the end of the 60-day period beginning on the date of enactment of this division, the Secretary of the Interior shall reissue the final rule published on April 2, 2009 (74 Fed. Reg. 15123 et seq.) without regard to any other provision of statute or regulation that applies to issuance of such rule. Such reissuance (including this section) SHALL NOT BE SUBJECT TO JUDICIAL REVIEW. (Emphasis added)
Please contact your United States Senator and ask that the Senate strip the Simpson amendment and the hundreds of other non-germane amendments that the Republicans have added to the Continuing Resolution.