Oregon governor: Gray wolves on ‘path to recovery’

From The Columbian in Oregon:

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is distancing herself from one of her agency heads’ support for stripping away federal endangered species protections for gray wolves. She said she was not aware of her wildlife chief’s support for the move and that she doesn’t agree with it.

At least, not all of it. While Brown made clear in a letter sent recently to the Trump administration that she does not support federally delisting wolves, she also doesn’t think federal protections are still warranted in Oregon for the wolves, whose official population count in the state is at least 137.

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