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Press Release July 18, 2008

Judge Rules Water Projects Imperil Central Valley Salmon and Steelhead

Fishermen, tribes, and conservationists pleased that court recognizes need for changes to state and federal water project operations to better protect fish, jobs, and local communities

King salmon sit before being weighed on the docks in Ft. Bragg, CA. California's biggest water users—politically connected industrial farms—howl over every drop left in the river to benefit salmon instead of their crops of almonds, hay and alfalfa, and portray the issue as a survival contest between fish and people. They conveniently omit that salmon runs support a multibillion dollar fishing industry and that there is enough water to keep salmon and the fishing industry alive without fields going fallow.
(Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
feature November 5, 2020

What You Should Know About Genetically Engineered Salmon

A short guide to the first laboratory-created animal approved for human consumption.

feature September 9, 2013

Running on Empty: Fate of Salmon at Stake in Western Water Fight

Entire runs of salmon are losing out to a system of dams, pumps and diversions that take the flow of life from rivers along America’s West Coast.

Press Release: Victory November 5, 2020

Federal Court Declares Genetically Engineered Salmon Unlawful

Court rules U.S. Food and Drug Administration failed to analyze the risk escaped engineered salmon pose to endangered wild salmon

Lower Granite Dam, one of the four massive dams on the Lower Snake River, that is driving wild salmon to extinction. The other three are Ice Harbor, Little Goose, and Lower Monumental.
(Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
feature January 8, 2023

Why Restoration of the Lower Snake River is Necessary to Save Wild Salmon

It’s time for the four dams on the Lower Snake River to go and for our salmon to come home — to a free-flowing and healthy Snake River.

feature July 31, 2020

What You Need To Know About Endangered Salmon

And the once-in-a-generation opportunity to restore the lower Snake River, one of the greatest salmon rivers in the world.

A sockeye salmon in Little Redfish Lake Creek. Oncorhynchus nerka. Sawtooth National Recreation Area, Idaho.
(Neil Ever Osborne / Save Our Wild Salmon / iLCP)
feature April 5, 2022

Removing Four Dams Could Save These Wild Salmon from Extinction

The Pacific Northwest was home to one of the greatest salmon runs in the world — until four massive dams began restricting passage from the ocean to freshwater streams. Now, it’s up to communities in the region to work together, and to local elected leaders to join them.

Wild salmon jumping up a river during spawning season.
(Sekar B / Shutterstock)
Press Release March 31, 2016

Lawsuit Challenges FDA’s Approval of Genetically Engineered Salmon

Coalition of fishing, consumer, and environmental groups say first-ever approval of laboratory-created food animal violated laws and ignored risks to wild salmon and fishing communities

Sockeye salmon make their way back up a river in the Pacific Northwest to spawn.(Shutterstock)
Press Release: Victory May 4, 2016

U.S. District Court Sides With Wild Salmon and Communities; Feds’ Columbia/Snake River Salmon Plan Again Found Illegal

After last summer’s catastrophic fish kill caused by warming rivers, ruling highlights need for dramatic changes in federal dam management

Press Release September 9, 2004

Bush Administration Fails Northwest Salmon Again

New dam operation plan moves towards extinction of some salmon stocks

Ta-tes Boulby, a member of the Yurok Tribe, fishes at the mouth of the Klamath River in Northern California. July 7, 2018.
(Martin do Nascimento / Earthjustice)
feature November 23, 2020

Reclaiming the Klamath

For the Yurok, the fight to protect the Klamath River and the Tribe’s way of life goes back centuries.

A small blade of grass in the corner of her mouth, this young grizzly takes a break from grazing to survey the meadow along Pilgrim Creek.
(Thomas D. Mangelsen)
feature May 12, 2021

Wildlife We’re Fighting For

Meet 16 of the hundreds of species Earthjustice has gone to court to protect.

Press Release June 30, 2017

Northwest Business, Conservation Leaders Oppose Legislation That Would Push Wild Salmon Populations Closer To Extinction

House bill would bypass Endangered Species Act and overturn 2016 federal court decision

To reach spawning grounds upstream, salmon have to make it past the dams.
(Bill Perry / Getty Images)
Press Release July 16, 2021

With Snake River Salmon Facing Deadly Heatwave, Conservation & Fishing Groups Seek More Spill from Dams to Aid Fish

Groups file injunction request for stop-gap measure to aid struggling salmon, steelhead

Press Release September 15, 2009

US Commerce Department Follows Flawed Bush Salmon Plan on Columbia and Snake Rivers

Administration avoids sound science and legal guidance

Press Release May 7, 2003

Federal Salmon Plan for Northwest Found Illegal

Judge says plan too vague and uncertain

Press Release July 13, 2011

Fishermen, Businesses, Salmon Groups Ask Court to Increase Endangered Salmon Survival

Groups appeal for scientifically supported water releases to get young salmon past big dams

Press Release May 5, 2008

Congress Urged to Act as Bush Administration Fails to Deliver on New Pacific Northwest Salmon Plan

Plan for Columbia-Snake River Basin buries science, ignores dam removal