Challenging Inadequate Protections for Salmon in the Northwest Forest Plan
Earthjustice successfully challenged an attempt by the Bush administration to hamstring salmon protection in Northwest forests.
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The Northwest Forest Plan was written to balance timber demand with wildlife needs. One part—the Aquatic Conservation Strategy—aimed to protect salmon and clean water. The Bush administration drastically weakened the strategy, and on March 30, 2007, a federal court found that administration acted illegally by suppressing scientific evidence.
Case page created on May 27, 2004.