Feds want wolf lawsuit to be returned to state
Mike Koshmrl | Jackson Hole News & Guide
Editor's note: Naturally, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service believes it'll have a better chance of finding a favorable judge in Wyoming — where the judge ruled in the state's favor previously.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is attempting to transfer Earthjustice’s wolf lawsuit home to a Wyoming court.
Filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., the suit, if successful, would pull wolf management out of state hands while re-establishing Endangered Species Act protection for the controversial predators. Earth-justice, which represents Defenders of Wildlife, Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club and the Center for Biological Diversity, will file a brief opposing the transfer within the next week, Earthjustice managing attorney Tim Preso said Monday.
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