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The Mexican Gray Wolf, protected under the Endangered Species Act, could see its recovery stalled if the Interior Department moves forward with a proposal to lift protections for all gray wolves in the lower 48 states. (Photo/Jim Schultz)

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Trump administration proposes lifting protections for gray wolves across 48 states

Recovery reconsidered?

U.S. wildlife officials plan to lift protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states, re-igniting the legal battle over a predator that’s running into conflicts with farmers and ranchers as its numbers rebound in some regions.