Washington Judge Denies Out-of-State Environmentalists

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A Thurston County Superior Court judge rejected a request for a temporary injunction that would have prohibited the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) from lethally removing wolves from a pack in Ferry County.

As a result, the department can remove wolves from the Old Profanity Territory pack as authorized Sept. 12 by WDFW Director Kelly Susewind. Information about the authorization appears in a separate update.

Two organizations, the Center for Biological Diversity and Cascadia Wildlands, sought the injunction several hours after the department announced Susewind’s authorization.

Members of Washington’s Wolf Advisory Group were a bit upset after a judge previously granted another temporary restraining order from the out-of-state groups.

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