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The Latest On: Salmon

August 16, 2013 | Blog Post

Crisis In Court: Mega-farms Trying to Seize Salmon Water

Powerful business interests are in court trying to seize that water from the Klamath/Trinity River system, putting tens of thousands of salmon, and an entire generation of their offspring, in peril.

April 17, 2013 | Case

Seeking Solutions to Critical Salmon Barrier on Rogue Basin’s Evans Creek

In the wake of failed efforts to broker the voluntary removal of the Rogue Basin’s defunct Fielder Dam, Earthjustice, representing WaterWatch of Oregon, has filed suit in U.S. District Court, contending that the dam harms threatened coho salmon in violation of the Endangered Species Act.

December 11, 2012 | Blog Post

Mercury in Fish, A Growing Problem

A new report has some not-so-great news for those who love to eat fish. Mercury is turning up in fish from all over the world—and coal is one of the main culprits.

Coal burned in power plants releases mercury, basically dissolved in smoke, that later settles out over the land. It typically falls out of the atmosphere within 30 miles or so of where it was burned and then finds its way into soil and runoff that eventually end in the oceans.

December 3, 2012 | Blog Post

Citizens Clean Water Rights At Risk In Court

The U.S. Supreme Court is considering a pair of cases that could cut back on the ability of citizens to enforce the Clean Water Act. Although different, at their core, both afford the court opportunities either to preserve or weaken the power of citizens to hold polluters accountable for harming our nation’s waters.

November 28, 2012 | Blog Post

Resident Orcas Attacked By Anti-Environment Group

A far right anti-environmental group based in Sacramento, California is trying to get federal Endangered Species Act protections removed from a small extended west coast family group of killer whales.

June 15, 2012 | Blog Post

Time Is Ticking On 'Franken-food' Review

Californian voters will vote in the fall on a proposal to require most food products to label known genetically modified organism ingredients.

June 15, 2012 | Blog Post

Red Bluff Success Story

One of the most significant measures undertaken to protect California’s iconic Sacramento River salmon runs and improve fish passage will enter its final stage this summer.


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