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“It’s not at all a surprise,” said Laura Schneberger, a Sierra County rancher and president of the Gila Livestock Growers Association. “They haven’t paid any attention to impacts the wolves have had. The state wanted to slow them down. They are going to continue to run roughshod over the state.”
All we have is a letter from the USFWS wherein they claim this authority and that genetic diversity is sufficient rationale to invoke it.
What remains to be seen is whether Governor Martinez agrees with the above, or will she take responsible action to protect our state. Is the protection of our citizens and the role of the state her top priority, or will she cave to the almighty federal dollar? Will our Governor assert her authority to govern or not?