Inhofe Votes to Leave Wildlife Refuge Management to States

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today voted in favor of H.J. Res. 69, a Congressional Review Act (CRA) Resolution of Disapproval that blocks a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rule that bans predator control on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska, except under specific circumstances. The measure passed the U.S. Senate.

This Fish and Wildlife rule preempts state law, directly violating federal statues and the Alaska Statehood compact,” Inhofe said. “This rule is just another example of federal overreach by the Obama administration and sets a dangerous precedent for other states. I am pleased that Congress was able to return authority back to Alaska, where it belongs.”