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Group blasts feds over redacted wolf documents

October 24, 2012 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Environmentalists on Tuesday accused federal wildlife managers of keeping secret some of the details behind decisions that led to the capture of a female Mexican gray wolf whose pack was blamed for several cattle killings in southwestern New Mexico.

The criticism comes after a public records request by WildEarth Guardians netted hundreds of pages of blacked-out documents.

Nearly 80 percent of the 870 pages released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services were redacted, said Wendy Keefover, director of the group’s carnivore protection program.

“It looks like this is a national security threat and they have to hide these records,” Keefover said, referring to the stack of black pages. “This is public information, but the federal government Login to read more

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