WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), released the following statement on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to remove the grizzly bear in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem from the Endangered Species Act Federal Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife. Delisting the grizzly will transfer management of the bear to the state of Wyoming.

“We already know the grizzly bear has fully recovered in Wyoming,” said Barrasso. “After years of Washington moving the goal posts, Wyoming should be able to move forward with managing our wildlife. The grizzly bear’s recovery demonstrates just how capable Wyoming is in effectively recovering threatened and endangered species.”