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Delegation response to reinstatement of federal management of wolves

Washington, D.C. – A recent decision by a federal judge in Washington, D.C. will reinstate protections for the gray wolf in Wyoming under the Endangered Species Act. The decision came after Wyoming’s state wolf management plan was challenged by environmental groups. Wyoming’s congressional delegation, U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso, and U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis, were disappointed by parts of the ruling but encouraged by Wyoming’s decision to keep fighting to manage its own wildlife. “Ever since the federal government decided to reintroduce wolves into Wyoming, our state has had to fight for the right to manage these predators which are regularly a problem for outfitters, ranchers and game populations,” said Enzi. “This isn’t a new issue. It’s gone back and forth for decades. I trust Wyoming wildlife managers over environmental groups and Washington judges for how to best manage our state’s wil... Read More