Wilson, WY – Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY) issued the following statement after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced the initiation of a review on the Gray Wolf in an effort to re-list it under the Endangered Species Act (ESA):

“Efforts from the radical environmentalist left to relist the Gray Wolf demonstrate the importance of reforming the Endangered Species Act once and for all. In Wyoming and across the West, we know that the species has successfully been recovered and that states have demonstrated their proficiency to manage the species. 

“Activists should not be able to take advantage of the ESA’s loopholes. We must update this law to prevent this from happening and ensure that local stakeholders and states, as opposed to the federal government, are calling the shots when it comes to these decisions. I will continue to fight for needed reforms to the ESA to protect the people and interests of Wyoming.”