Judge says Army Corps decision to kill Oregon cormorants was illegal, but still allows it to proceed

Double-crested Cormorant. Photo: USFWS

In the latest news in the ongoing battle of a federal government plan to kill thousands of Double-crested Cormorants in Oregon, a judge last week ruled that the Army Corps of Engineers violated the law when it refused to consider other ways to help endangered salmon. The judge, however, allowed the killing to continue. The Audubon Society of Portland has been leading the legal battle. This issue has been particularly compelling for us at Audubon California given the collapse of a major breeding colony at the Salton Sea.

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