The Latest by Jim McCarthy

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Jim McCarthy worked with Earthjustice attorneys to shine a press spotlight on West Coast salmon and water issues.

June 15, 2012

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. Workers are completing a new, more fish-friendly pumping station at the former Red Bluff Diversion Dam, a river-spanning structure operated by the Tehama Colusa Canal Authority. The dam’s seasonal …

September 22, 2011

Elwha Dam Removal Brings Hope To Northwest Salmon

This week, workers began tearing down two massive dams on Washington’s Elwha River. Together, the 108-foot high Elwha Dam and the nearby 210-foot Glines Canyon Dam have stood for nearly a century — as barriers between seven distinct native salmon runs and their natal streams in the Olympic National Park. The removal and restoration, hailed as …

September 21, 2011

Salmon Ruling Appears To Help Fish and Farmers

On Tuesday, a Fresno judge issued a mixed ruling on a federal salmon rebuilding plan critical to the survival of struggling Central Valley salmon runs as well as to the livelihoods of fishing families and communities throughout California and coastal Oregon. While Judge Oliver Wanger upheld the science underpinning the plan’s fundamental finding – that …

April 20, 2011

Salmon Means Jobs

President Barack Obama came to California on Wednesday on a fundraising blitz, and California’s salmon-dependent communities tried a blitz of their own to turn his attention towards protecting the Sacramento River king salmon run. San Francisco Bay Area commercial and sportfishing groups, restaurants and seafood distributors published a half page ad in the San Francisco …

April 13, 2011

Anti-Salmon Mood in Congress Worries Fishermen

The excitement for the return of wild king salmon to restaurants and stores this spring and summer is nearly matched by anxiety. People fear that this now-rebounding seafood mainstay and regional jobs powerhouse will be decimated by politically driven efforts in Congress to gut science-based protections for fish in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Basin. That hope …

November 1, 2010

Fish Flood Rogue River After Dams Come Down

Salmon, steelhead re-appear in areas once dammed

September 3, 2010

Salmon Month Activities Coming to San Francisco

Have fun and help keep California's salmon swimming wild

July 23, 2010

Report: California Delta In Deep Peril From Water Diversions

Water must be restored to avoid major damage to fish, wildlife

June 4, 2010

Only Nine Coho Return to Storied CA Salmon Stream

Earthjustice fights back in court

March 19, 2010

Top Scientists Validate Restoration Plan For California Salmon

Will Big Agribusiness Listen?