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August 03, 2011

Will dam breaching happen in the Pacific Northwest?

Author:  Damien M. Schiff We're one step closer to an affirmative answer to my title question in the wake of this week's ruling from Judge James Redden in National Wildlife Federation v. National Marine Fisheries Service.  This is a lawsuit with a long, long, history (we've been covering it here for as long as the blog ...

May 12, 2011

Is this the denouement of the salmon wars?

Author:  Damien M. Schiff On Monday, oral argument was heard in National Wildlife Federation v. National Marine Fisheries Service, a decade-long lawsuit brought by environmentalists challenging the federal hydropower projects in the Pacific Northwest.  The case boils down to whether the feds can come up with a plan to operate the dams i ...

March 09, 2010

Sea Lion v. Salmon?

Author:  Damien M. Schiff The AP has this story today about the ongoing euthanizing of California sea lions (protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act but not the Endangered Species Act) who apparently have been eating too many ESA-protected salmon.  The Humane Society is reported as opposing the killings on the grounds that, ins ...