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Wyoming governor wants quicker review of Yellowstone bear protections

Wildlife officials have proposed ending federal protections for Yellowstone area grizzly bears.

Wyoming governor Matt Mead has written to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar asking for the removal of federal protections for grizzly bears under the Endangered Species Act, saying the Yellowstone bear situation is "severe and costly" for Wyoming. Mead said he hoped to accelerate what could be a two-year review and analysis of how changes in Yellowstone bear habitat and food sources might affect the grizzly's status as a protected species. "Two years is too long and the cost is too great," Mead wrote. Continue Reading →

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