Wyoming’s US Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso have recently co-sponsored legislation to put states, rather than the federal government in charge of managing wolf populations that pose a threat to livestock and wildlife. The American Big Game and Livestock Protection Act which was recently re-introduced by Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah would finally remove Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves that have been in place since 1972. Like similar legislation in the House, Hatch’s bill would prevent further litigation and pre-empt existing lawsuits. In addition to Senators Enzi and Barrasso, Senators Mike Crapo and James Risch of Idaho, Senators Jon Kyl and John McCain of Arizona, and Senator Mike Lee of Utah are co-sponsoring the bill. The American Big Game and Livestock Protection Act was initially introduced in the 111th Congress last September.