According to the Wall Street Journal Law Blog, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia has denied a request for a temporary restraining order, which paves the way for Washington, Oregon, and Idaho to kill or remove 30 sea lions this year. The Humane Society had sought the restraining order to put an end to government sea lion killings. The government contends that removing or killing sea lions is necessary to protect the endangered salmon population.
At press time, the Court’s opinion was not available on the District Court’s website, but it should be posted soon. Check back for updates!