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Northwest Salmon Protections

Case Number # 05651, 05614

Organizations representing various industry groups have filed several suits trying to strip away Endangered Species Act protection from salmon in the Pacific Northwest. Earthjustice has intervened to defend the protections, on the theory that hatcheries can replace wild salmon and their habitat.

Press Releases

Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Plaintiffs seek steps to get on track
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Groups appeal for scientifically supported water releases to get young salmon past big dams
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Call to streamline government achievable by reversing damage to salmon rivers and streams
Friday, August 20, 2010
Devoid of science, plan violates federal law and harms fishing communities
Tuesday, February 24, 2004
Ninth Circuit panel finds court lacks jurisdiction