At the last minute, the Wyoming passed a wolf bill. The bill would give the governor power to negotiate boundaries where the wolf would be protected somewhat in the state. Because the governor has this generic power anyway, it’s hard to say if this bill has any practical meaning.
Pete Jorgensen, D-Jackson, voted against the bill because he saw it as political posturing that gives the governor power he already had and has no effect on the delisting time line.
“I think it’s just a hokey deal,” he said. “Everyone has room to negotiate anyway, regardless of what the Legislature does.”
“I just think it’s just testosterone posturing,” he said. “I think we missed the boat when we didn’t do what Montana and Idaho did.” Both Montana and Idaho already have federally approved wolf-management plans.
Read the rest in the Jackson Hole News and Guide. By Noah Brenner and the AP