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2011-08-02 18:52:00

Fishing, conservation groups call for solutions table on salmon crisis PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. District Court Judge James Redden ruled today that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries Service failed for the third time in ten years to produce a legal and scientifically adequate plan to protect imperiled Columbia-Snake River salmon from extinction. The harm to these species has been largely caused by operation of the...

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2009-03-09 09:45:00

A federal judge said on Friday that the federal agency in charge of saving salmon in the Columbia River Basin from extinction should have a plan in place to remove dams on the lower Snake River if necessary, the AFP reported. There has been a long running dispute over how to balance energy and utility needs in the Columbia Basin with salmon and steelhead populations. U.S. District Court Judge James A. Redden said he has not eliminated the possibility that the hydroelectric dams could come...

2008-06-17 15:00:24

By Erik Robinson, The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. Jun. 17--Back to court, again. Environmental groups will sue the federal government over its latest plan to balance imperiled salmon with the operation of hydroelectric dams in the Columbia River basin. Save Our Wild Salmon, a coalition of conservation groups, announced on Monday its intention to mount a legal challenge against the Bush administration's latest effort. This time, however, conservation groups won't have the support of...

2005-06-11 09:43:45

PORTLAND, Ore. -- A federal judge ordered U.S. officials to increase the volume of water spilled through five dams on the Snake and Columbia rivers to make it easier for imperiled salmon species to reach the ocean. U.S. District Judge James Redden, however, rejected a request to increase by 10 percent the speed of the rivers' water flow. Environmentalists had said that would lower water temperatures and further help the salmons' migration to the sea. "The fall chinook run is in danger"...

2005-05-27 15:42:08

GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- A federal judge Thursday rejected the Bush administration's $6 billion plan to improve the Columbia Basin hydroelectric dam system, saying it violated the Endangered Species Act by failing to protect salmon. U.S. District Judge James Redden in Portland ruled in favor of a challenge by environmentalists, Indian tribes and fishermen of a NOAA Fisheries opinion that the improvements would eliminate threats to salmon. "It is apparent that the listed species are in serious...


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