Cheyenne, Wy – Wyoming is disputing federal claims that the state's plans for managing wolves wouldn't ensure a viable minimum population of the animals.
The state on Friday filed what could be its last brief in a
lawsuit over wolves before the case goes before U.S. District Judge
Alan Johnson in Cheyenne Jan. 29. Wyoming sued after the U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service removed Endangered Species Act protection for
wolves in Montana and Idaho but not Wyoming.
Responding to the lawsuit, the Fish and Wildlife Service
questioned laws and rules Wyoming has passed in case wolves are
removed from endangered species protection in the state.
Wyoming says it's being accused of not acting in good faith but
it says that's not the case.