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Mon March 28, 2005
Wyoming Appeals Judge's Decision on Wolves
Laramie, Wy – The state of Wyoming is appealing a judge's decision to dismiss its lawsuit over wolf management.
The suit was in response to the federal government rejecting Wyoming's proposal for controlling wolves. A District Court judge dismissed that lawsuit saying the federal government was not making a final action when it rejected the proposal.
Attorney General Pat Crank continues to disagree and says they have a case.
On the other side of this case is the federal government and Earthjustice attorney Abigail Dillon. She says they will continue to support the federal government because they believe this was not a final agency action. The federal government needs to consider everything in totality not just the plan of Wyoming.
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals could refuse to hear the case. Crank says if the appeal goes forward a decision could come out in a year or a year and a half.