Cheyenne, Wy –
The U-S Fish and Wildlife Service denied Wyoming's Petition to have the Rocky Mountain Grey Wolf removed from the endangered species list. It means the state could be headed to court over whether wolves in the Yellowstone region should be delisted.
The issue is whether Wyoming's plan for managing wolves would do any long term harm for the population since they could be killed as predators if they leave a designated area in western Wyoming. But Wyoming Attorney General Pat Crank says the plan already had a positive peer review and he says their fight with the federal government is political. Crank thinks they would have a good chance of getting their plan approved if it went before a judge. He says they will take that step shortly.