Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Roy Blunt Is An Asshole: Vol 9764

What a motherfucker. So glad he is not my senator anymore. I really despise him.

Dear William,
Thank you for contacting me regarding the removal of gray wolves from the endangered species list under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). 

As you know, the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is primarily responsible for the management of the endangered species list.  In the past few years the species has sufficiently recovered in certain regions, therefore FWS has sought to delist the gray wolf in those areas.  When a species is delisted, its management falls to state wildlife agencies who, along with the FWS, continue to monitor population recovery.  

Recent court challenges calling into question FWS's decisions to delist certain gray wolf populations have led the DC District Court to direct the relisting of gray wolves in the Western Great Lakes region.  While many applaud this decision, others are concerned that unintended consequences such a rise in illegal poaching will occur as populations continue to increase. 

Wildlife conservation is important, but private property rights and the impact to local economies must be studied as conservation policies are considered.  Many agree that the Endangered Species Act is an outdated and overly broad law in need of common sense reforms.  

All too often, unreasonable burdens and restrictions saddle private landowners, businesses, and communities.  Even worse, many times these listings are made with questionable scientific justification.  I support science-based conservation efforts that don't create a mountain of new burdens.

Again, thank you for contacting me. I look forward to continuing our conversation on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SenatorBlunt) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/RoyBlunt) about the important issues facing Missouri and the country. I also encourage you to visit my website (blunt.senate.gov) to learn more about where I stand on the issues and sign-up for my e-newsletter.

Sincere regards,

Roy Blunt
United States Senator