The State of California has filed an amicus brief in a dispute over the U.S. government's authority to regularly release water from Upper Klamath Lake in southern Oregon, arguing that the discharges are lawful because they help protect at-risk salmon and an endangered population of killer whales.

[To accompany Federal Court Case Law Update "California Argues that Lake Discharges are Necessary to Protect At-Risk Species" from Brooks Animal Law Digest Issue No. 156.] 

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