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Federal Court Considers Wolf Case Again

December 17, 2013 State of Wyoming No Comments
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A federal judge in Washington D.C. is to hear arguments from an environmental group challenging the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s recent decision to end federal protection for wolves in Wyoming.  Judge Amy Berman Jackson has set a hearing today on a complaint by a coalition of environmental groups who claim the federal government’s recent transfer of management authority to the state of Wyoming violates the Endangered Species Act.  The Wyoming Game and Fish Department took over control of the wolves in September of 2012 and has allowed hunters to kill wolves.  However, state officials say they are committed to maintaining the required minimum wolf population.

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