ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Environmentalists have filed another lawsuit as they push for reforms of the federal government's troubled effort to reintroduce Mexican gray wolves in the American southwest.
The latest lawsuit centers on a decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service to reject a petition that sought the classification of Mexican wolves as an endangered subspecies.
The Center for Biological Diversity says specific protection is needed for wolves living in the wild in New Mexico and Arizona.
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