Feds seek to have wolf lawsuit moved to Wyoming

2012-11-23T14:33:00Z 2014-08-25T07:34:34Z Feds seek to have wolf lawsuit moved to WyomingThe Associated Press The Associated Press
November 23, 2012 2:33 pm  • 

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The federal government is seeking to have a lawsuit over management of wolves moved to a court in Wyoming.

A coalition of environmental groups filed the lawsuit earlier this month in Washington, D.C.

They want a federal judge to force the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to rescind its transfer of wolf management authority to Wyoming and protect them once again under the federal Endangered Species Act.

The Fish and Wildlife Service turned over wolf management to Wyoming on Oct. 1 after signing off on a state plan that declares wolves as predators that may be shot on sight in more than 80 percent of the state.

In papers filed this week, lawyers for Fish and Wildlife Service say a Wyoming court would be more appropriate in hearing the case.

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