Wildlife Service's Wyo. Wolf Rules No Good: Judge

Law360, New York (November 18, 2010, 7:27 PM EST) -- A federal judge has set aside the portion of a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rule governing the management of the gray wolf in Wyoming, and asked the agency to review its rejection of the state's management plan and its decision to maintain Endangered Species Act protection for the animal.

Judge Alan Johnson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming ruled Thursday that the FWS had acted arbitrarily by reversing its earlier approval of the state's management plan without explanation, but sent the...
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