States argue in court for more say over endangered species

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2011, file photo, a female Mexican gray wolf at the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge in central N.M. Republicans in Congress are readying plans to roll back the reach of the Endangered Species Act after decades of complaints that it hinders drilling, logging and other activities on public lands. Over the past eight years, GOP lawmakers sponsored dozens of measures aimed at curtailing the landmark law or putting species such as gray wolves and sage grouse out of its reach. Almost all were blocked by Democrats and the White House or lawsuits from environmentalists. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)DENVER (AP) — The federal government asked an appeals court Wednesday to overturn an order that bars the release of endangered wolves in New Mexico without the state's permission, a skirmish in a broader battle over states' rights and the Endangered Species Act.


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January 18, 2017 11:41 pm

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