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. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia’s ruling to uphold the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s 2012 decision to remove the gray wolf in Wyoming from the endangered species list.
"The state of Wyoming has put together a working plan to protect the state’s wolf population. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has determined that the gray wolf has recovered enough to be delisted in the state,” said Barrasso. “I am pleased that the court agrees that the wolf has recovered enough to be removed from the endangered species list. As a result of this ruling, the state’s wolves will be under the control of Wyoming, not Washington."