Wolf ruling points to need for negotiation

Posted: Nov 22, 2010

Written by

Casper Star-Tribune Editorial Board

Supporters of Wyoming's wolf plan can claim a win in last week's ruling by U.S. District Judge Alan Johnson in Cheyenne. But it was far from a complete victory.

While Johnson found that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was wrong to have rejected the state's dual-classification plan for wolves, he stopped short of ordering the federal agency to accept the Wyoming plan. And with a federal judge in Montana already having reached some conflicting conclusions, Johnson's decision is just one chapter in what will likely be many more years of litigation over wolves.

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