U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Postpones Denver Public Hearing on Gray Wolf Proposed Rule
For Immediate Release
October 17, 2013
Denver – Due to the current lapse in appropriations necessary to support event and logistical preparations, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is postponing the October 17 public hearing at the Paramount Theatre in Denver, Colorado. This public hearing was scheduled to take comments on the Service’s recent Endangered Species Act proposed rule to list the Mexican wolf as an endangered subspecies in the Southwest and to delist the gray wolf elsewhere. The Service will reschedule the hearing after the current funding lapse is resolved and the agency resumes operations. We regret any inconvenience this postponement may cause to any members of the public who may have made arrangements to travel to this hearing.
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