Environmental Group Says it Will Sue Over Wolf Decision

By Beacon Staff

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Another environmental group says it will sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over its new plan for managing gray wolves in the Northern Rockies.

The Greater Yellowstone Coalition says the plan filed this week by the federal agency fails to ensure thriving wolf populations. The coalition on Thursday filed the required 60-day notice of its intent to sue with the Interior Department.

The government’s plan calls for removing gray wolves from the endangered list in Montana and Idaho while maintaining federal protections in Wyoming.

The Natural Resources Defense Council with a group of 10 other organizations already announced their intent to sue. The state of Wyoming is also suing because it wants to manage wolves within its boundaries.

A spokesman says the Greater Yellowstone Coalition has not decided in which court it will file suit.

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