Governor Gianforte Blasts Federal Overreach From Biden FWS

Amid nearly nine months of silence from the Biden administration on Montana’s petition to delist the recovered grizzly bear in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem, Governor Greg Gianforte recently blasted U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) for its proposed rulemaking associated with the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

The FWS’ proposed change would allow endangered species to be reintroduced in ecosystems outside their historic ranges.

In public comment to a senior FWS official, Gov. Gianforte provided six arguments detailing deficiencies in the FWS proposal and called on the agency to w...


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