The cool thing about the NYT editorial is that this victory is strongly attributed to Judge Molloy's smart injunction from the summer, and his analysis of the FWS's legal claims. It also emphasizes the importance of the Endangered Species Act in recovering species:
Judge Molloy has reminded us of one other thing. That is the importance of the Endangered Species Act, which the Bush administration has repeatedly tried to weaken. There have been few biological reintroductions as successful as the restoration of the gray wolf to the Rockies. The wolves would never have survived without the act’s legal shelter.Don't you love ESA success stories?