Johnson Endorses Advancement of Bipartisan Wildlife Bill Containing Gray Wolf Delist Provision

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Senator Johnson is applauding the work of Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), chairman of the Senate’s Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), who has introduced and advanced bipartisan legislation containing the language of S.164, Johnson’s bill requiring the removal of endangered species act protections for the gray wolf in four states. 

Barrasso’s bill, S. 1514, the Hunting Heritage and Environmental Legacy Preservation (HELP) for Wildlife Act was approved by the EPW committee earlier today, and will now be available for full Senate action. 

The bipartisan legislation requires the reissuance of 2011 Department of Interior rules that de-listed the gray wolf as a federally-protected endangered species in WI, MN, MI and WY.  Language in the bill also prohibits future judicial review of the delist action.  

The larger bill also reauthorizes several government conservation programs and includes important wildlife legislation that will provide regulatory clarity for America’s sportsmen.  

To read the full text of the bill, click here.  Johnson’s bill is reflected in Sections 7 & 8. 


Ron’s State Staff