Wyoming senator backs bipartisan bill to solidify gray wolf delisting

From the Casper Star Tribune:

A bipartisan bill sponsored by U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyoming, would solidify the delisting of gray wolves in the state and expand protections for sportsmen while also reauthorizing several environmental protection acts.

“The HELP Wildlife Act promotes conservation based on sound science and provides needed protections for America’s sportsmen,” Barrasso said in a statement last week. The state’s junior senator is chairman of the Environment and Public Works committee. 

A federal court lifted protections for Wyoming’s gray wolves in March. A lower court had previously agreed to uphold those protections, despite a 2011 decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that the wolves were no longer endangered in Wyoming.

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