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Grizzly Chalange in Supreme Court

November 14, 2013 Grand Teton National Park, State of Wyoming, Teton County No Comments
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The Wyoming Supreme Court is to hear oral arguments November 21st in a lawsuit seeking to obtain Governor Matt Mead’s documents regarding the delisting grizzly bears as an endangered species. Wilson Resident Robert Aland filed the lawsuit against Mead and Wyoming Game and Fish Department Director in conjunction with protests against the November 2012 killing of a grizzly bear within Grand Teton National Park by elk hunters. In conjunction with that effort, he has attempted to obtain copies of a letter issued May 24th in 2012 from Mead to former Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar asking Salazar to work with Mead to expedite the analysis of continued listing of the grizzly as an endangered species. Aland maintains that the public has a right to know the deliberations and influences that go into a government decision.

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