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Wyoming Gov. wants wolves delisted

Submitted by Newsroom on April 13, 2011 – 1:33 pmNo Comment

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Gov. Matt Mead believes Wyoming ultimately should get the same sort of deal to end federal protections for wolves that’s in the works for Idaho and Montana.

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A bill pending before Congress would end Endangered Species Act protections for wolves in those states, putting a halt to ongoing litigation from environmental groups. But, Wyoming isn’t included in the bill.

Mead said Tuesday he regards the bill for the other two states as a model for what could be done in Wyoming. He says he’s hopeful his administration ultimately can work out a similar arrangement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

By The Associated Press

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