Northwest Salmon Protections

Case Overview

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.

Case Updates

A Native American community member places a hand on the Red Road totem pole during a tour stop at Greater Chaco Canyon in northwestern New Mexico.
July 31, 2021 Article

Indigenous Heritage Sites Are at Risk of Destruction. Biden Can Change That.

A historic totem pole journey builds pressure on the Biden administration to fulfill promises made to the first peoples of America’s lands and waters.

A coho salmon spawns on the Salmon River in Oregon.
January 9, 2018 Press Release

Chlorpyrifos Pesticide Harms Salmon And Orcas, Government Report Says

Organophosphate pesticides jeopardize salmon survival and destroy their critical habitat

January 9, 2018 document

Preliminary Summary of National Marine Fisheries Service Biological Opinion for Chlorpyrifos, Diazinon, and Malathion

An Earthjustice summary of the National Marine Fisheries Service report finding that organophosphate pesticides jeopardize salmon survival and destroy their critical habitat.