For Immediate Release:

 

 Washington D.C.- Congressman Liz Cheney (WY-AL) released the following statement today regarding the final order from the Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington D.C.  The court upheld Wyoming’s plan to manage the wolf population, overturning a decision by a federal District Court judge who reinstated federal management for wolves in 2014.

 

“Today’s final action taken by the Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington D.C. is welcome news to Wyoming’s ranchers, sportsmen, and outfitters, but also serves as a reminder that state agencies are in the best position to manage wildlife. Allowing liberal environmentalists to abuse the Endangered Species Act to perpetuate a culture of ‘management by litigation’ threatens our wildlife, property rights, and people. Wyoming’s wolf management plan is a result of years of hard work by leaders and citizens across Wyoming. The federal government needs to get out of the way and allow local experts to implement programs that meet the unique needs of their state’s wildlife. I look forward to continuing my work in Congress to ensure species population management in Wyoming is conducted in a way that serves the best interests of our state.”

 

 

 

Press Contact: Joe Jackson- joseph.jackson@mail.house.gov

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