Mead Calls Wolf Bill for Idaho, Montana a Model
Governor Matt Mead believes Wyoming ultimately should get the same sort of deal to end federal protections for wolves that's in the works for Idaho and Montana.
A bill pending before congress would end Endangered Species Act protection for wolves in Idaho and Montana, while putting a halt to ongoing litigation from environmental groups.
Wyoming isn't included in the bill.
Mead says he regards the bill for the other two states as a model for what could be done in Wyoming. He says he's hopeful his administration ultimately can work out a similar arrangement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.