In reading through a copy of one of the proposed lawsuits filed against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service by Defenders of Wildlife, et al, to force the courts to place gray wolves back under protection of the Federal Government via the Endangered Species Act, I laughed at the end of the lawsuit where it was boldly headlined, “PRAYER FOR RELIEF”.
To whom are they praying? The ghost of Darwin? Perhaps their “lord and savior” Barack Hussein Obama? Gifford Pinchot? Aldo Leopold or maybe even Teddy Roosevelt?
If you follow this link, you can read the entire proposal, but here is what the radical environmentalists are “praying” for:
PRAYER FOR RELIEF
THEREFORE, plaintiffs respectfully request that the Court:
1. Declare that FWS has violated the ESA and its implementing regulations in
delisting the Wyoming portion of the NRM DPS;
2. Set aside FWS’s Delisting Rule, and reinstate FWS’s prior rule affording ESA
protections for gray wolves in the state of Wyoming;
3. Award plaintiffs their reasonable fees, costs, and expenses, including attorneys
fees, associated with this litigation; and
4. Grant plaintiffs such further and additional relief as the Court may deem just and
Respectfully submitted this 13th day of November, 2012.
A second lawsuit has also been filed. The second suit, files by WildEarth Guardians and others, aren’t being to bold as to “pray” for relief. They are only “requesting” relief.
REQUEST FOR RELIEF
Therefore, Plaintiffs respectfully request that the Court:
A. Declare that FWS has violated the ESA in delisting the gray wolf in the Wyoming
portion of the Northern Rocky Mountain DPS;
B. Declare that FWS violated NEPA in approving the Wyoming wolf management
plan without first conducting a NEPA analysis and preparing either an Environmental
Assessment or Environmental Impact Statement;
C. Set aside FWS’s final rule delisting the gray wolf in Wyoming and reinstate the
prior rule affording the gray wolf in Wyoming the protection of the ESA;
D. Enjoin FWS’s approval of the Wyoming wolf management plan until the Agency
complies with NEPA;
E. Award Plaintiffs their reasonable attorney’s fees and costs pursuant to the ESA
and/or the Equal Access to Justice Act; and
F. Grant Plaintiffs such further and additional relief as the Court may been just and
November 27, 2012