Wolverine protections expected to be withdrawn after top wildlife official questions climate change effect

July 8, 2014 12:38 AM

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BILLINGS, Mont. — A top federal wildlife official said there's too much uncertainty about climate change to prove it threatens the snow-loving wolverine — overruling agency scientists who warned of impending habitat loss for the "mountain devil."

Walsh told her staff to prepare to withdraw a proposal to protect the animals under the Endangered Species Act.

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