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Columbia River Hydropower Reform

Case Number # 05602, 05678

A combination of dams, diversions, pollution, and other factors has reduced the populations of wild salmon in the watershed of the Columbia to a tiny fraction of their historic size. Earthjustice is involved in several lawsuits aimed at restoring the salmon and making the river more hospitable to them.

Press Releases

Wednesday, August 4, 2004
The government hasn't given up in its quest to sacrifice the future of salmon in the Snake & Columbia rivers in order to please an elite group of river users.
Wednesday, July 28, 2004
Judge enforces requirement to let water flow past dams to help migrating salmon
Monday, July 12, 2004
Proposal to cut spill is a blow to the Northwest salmon economy
Tuesday, March 30, 2004
Plan to deepen navigational channel jeopardizes key salmon habitat