>opticwhat most have come to expect when talking of lawsuits brought against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service pertaining to endangered species, some are suing because they have been left out of delisting. While there is a list of eco-fascist groups suing to stop the feds from removing the gray wolves from the Endangered Species Act protection list, this time around a group is suing the feds because Wyoming was excluded from states where wolves should be delisted.

Among others, agencies that have joined a lawsuit include the Wyoming Stock Growers Association, Wyoming Wool Growers Association, Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife Wyoming, Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation, and the Wyoming Outfitters and Guides Association.

The contention is that when the U.S. Government negotiated the reintroduction of wolves to the Yellowstone area, Wyoming was not told the ultimate goal, which now appears to be, was to force the wolf habitat out beyond Yellowstone into all of Wyoming.

Also at issue is the fact that during the last round of delisting the USFWS approved a wolf management plan for Wyoming and has since turned against that plan and said it won’t work. This coming after an injunction was granted in court to return the wolf to protection.

At some point in time, it would have to be considered that wolves in the Northern Rocky Mountain area are the most expensive animals on earth. When factoring in the costs of lawsuits in addition to the money spent for reintroduction, monitoring and management, each wolf must have cost the taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars.

When will this absurdity end?

Tom Remington