Overturning Protections for Alaska’s Wildlife

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife service issued protections for bears, wolves and other carnivores on Alaska’s federal wildlife refuges. Alaska adopted an extreme program that allows for “predator control” methods that include killing mother bears and cubs, killing wolves and pups in their dens, and trapping, baiting, and using airplanes to scout and shoot bears. The Alaska Wildlife Refuge Rule blocked this program on federal lands. This CRA resolution clears the way for these extreme hunting practices.

Read our letter to the Senate opposing overturning this rule.

The pro-environment vote is NO.

H.J. Res. 69 passed the House on February 16, 2017 with a 225-193 vote. It passed the Senate on March 21, 2017 with a 52-47 vote.