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Arizona files notice for possible suit over Mexican wolves

This April 18, 2008, file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife shows a gray wolf. (AP Photo/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Gary Kramer, File)

This April 18, 2008, file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife shows a gray wolf. (AP Photo/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Gary Kramer, File)

Arizona officials are putting the federal government on notice that they may sue to force development of an update of the current recovery plan for endangered Mexican wolves.

The state Game and Fish Department announced Tuesday it has served a notice of intent with Interior Department officials.

State officials contend the current recovery plan is outdated and lacks recovery criteria required by federal law.

According to state officials, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has 60 days to respond to the notice, which is a requirement before a lawsuit can be filed.

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  1. Can’t tell from this whether AZ contends that Federal requirements are too weak or too strong relative to AZ standards. Without compromising the neutral nature of this story, is any further info available?

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