Gray Wolf Revival: Michigan A.G. Nessel Pushes Back Against Removal from Endangered List

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is pushing back against a federal plan to drop gray wolves from the endangered species list.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says gray wolf populations have recovered in the lower 48 states, so the agency wants to hand off the responsibility of managing the species to states.

But Nessel says eliminating the federal protection would lead to the resurgence of hunting gray wolves.

More than 5,000 gray wolves live in the U.S., including about 660 in the Upper Peninsula.