Wolf Delisting Court Case
Thursday, December 12, 2013
A federal judge, July 18, 2008, granted a preliminary injunction at the request of the parties to a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's decision to remove gray wolves in the Northern Rocky Mountains from the endangered species list.
The injunction elicited passionate responses, but it is not a final determination, deputy attorney general Clive Strong told the Idaho Fish and Game Commission during a meeting on July 24. Strong is the chief of the natural resource division of the attorney general's office.
"We're going to have to operate within the confines of the law," Strong said. Hear his statement to the commissioners.
Below are links to court documents, including the original complaint challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's delisting decision, the declarations of several parties to the lawsuit and Idaho and federal expert witnesses in support of and opposition to the injunction.Wolf Delisting Injunction Documents: