USFWS postpones hearing on proposed wolf rule

DENVER - The following is a news release from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service:

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.

Additional information about the Service's efforts to conserve and recover threatened and endangered species can be found at http://www.fws.gov/ which will be operational after the shutdown ends. Shutdown-related information continues to be available at www.DOI.gov/shutdown.

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