The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering a blanket delisting of wolves from the Endangered species List in all the lower 48 states . . .
Western environmental groups say they’re alarmed that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering a plan to end federal protections for gray wolves in vast areas where the animals no longer exist.
The groups say ending federal protections would keep wolves from expanding their range back into states that could support them, including Colorado and California.