Interior Secretary Wants to Move Past Wyoming Wolf Litigation
While the FWS is moving forward with a wolf delisting for Montana and Idaho, it appears that Interior Secretary Ken Salazar may want to settle the issue with Wyoming as well. According to NECN.com, Mr. Salazar is optimistic on reaching an agreement that would turn over wolf management to the state of Wyoming.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Tuesday he's optimistic the federal government can come to agreement with the state of Wyoming on how to lift federal protections for wolves in the state — a dispute that has sparked years of bitter litigation. Speaking at a Cheyenne high school with Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead, Salazar said he planned to continue talks with Mead on how to transfer wolf management responsibility to the state.