Lobo Returns from Limbo: New Mexico Cattle Growers Ass'n v. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
The Mexican wolf was exterminated by the federal government. In 1998, Mexican wolves were reintroduced into Arizona and New Mexico as a nonessential experimental population. The livestock industry brought suit. The federal district court in New Mexico Cattle Growers Ass'n correctly rejected industry allegations of Endangered Species Act and National Environmental Policy Act violations. The translocation of wolves and the discovery of hybrid pups continued the litigation. The federal district court in Coalition of Arizona/New Mexico Counties properly upheld the reintroduction. Nevertheless, the program remains under siege. The reintroduction of the Mexican wolf is an important victory for environmental groups in the War for the West.
Fitzgerald, E. A.
(2006). Lobo Returns from Limbo: New Mexico Cattle Growers Ass'n v. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Natural Resources Journal, 46 (1), 9-64.