Carol Weston – Together on the Hill
From a press release from Center for Biological Diversity:
December 21, 2011 — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued a rule today prematurely removing Endangered Species Act protections from gray wolves in the Great Lakes region. But the agency’s rule retains protections for wolves in the Northeast, an important development for any current or future wolves in that region.
That change came after the Center for Biological Diversity and others urged the agency to reconsider its scientifically controversial decision to remove wolf protections from 29 eastern states.
Background: Like two previous rules struck down by court orders, today’s rule defines and delists a “Western Great Lakes distinct population” of gray wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan, as well as portions of North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.
The Center has called for a national plan that will provide a roadmap for recovering wolves in suitable habitat across the United States, including places within the Pacific Northwest and California, the deserts and canyons of the Colorado Plateau and Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, and the Northeast.
we sniff the air,
then one of us pants
and the other one pants.
Humans might call it a language.
We know how to speak
without the waste of words.
Our time is muscular.
Our dreams run through our muscles
in the night.
Our ears turn to other wolf voices.
When we howl together
we are beyond any human church.
September 22 1989 Earth First!
Date: December 26, 2011
Categories: Carol Weston