WPR News
8:11 am
Wed November 26, 2008

Wyoming submits wolf comments

Laramie, Wy – Wyoming says the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shouldn't try to require the state to rewrite its wolf-management law before the federal agency ends protections for
gray wolves in the state.
The federal wildlife agency is collecting public comments
through Friday on its plan to end federal Endangered Species Act
protections for wolves in the Northern Rockies. It's the federal
government's latest move in a lengthy debate over management of the
animals.
Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal's office this week commented on
the federal plan. It says Wyoming believes the agency wants to end
wolf protections in Idaho and Montana while leaving them in place
in Wyoming.
The state also accuses the agency of allowing political and
public relations concerns to drive its decision-making process.