Friends of the Eel River, Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations, Institute for Fisheries Resources, California Trout, and Trout Unlimited bring this action pursuant to Section 11(g) of the Endangered Species Act against Pacific Gas and Electric Company for causing the illegal “take” of threatened California Coastal Chinook salmon and Northern California steelhead trout in the Eel River watershed.
The Florida panther is one of the most endangered species on the planet. Its only remaining habitat is in Southwest Florida, an area that is experiencing rapid growth and development. A series of road expansions in and around panther habitat by the Florida Department of Transportation, including the project at issue in this litigation, accommodate and spur this development. They also pose a major threat to the Florida panther, with vehicle strikes constituting one of the species’ leading causes of death.
The Yurok Tribe, with the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations (PCFFA) and the Institute for Fisheries Resources (IFR), filed for a preliminary injunction to prohibit the U.S. Bureau of
Reclamation from delivering water for irrigation unless Reclamation can ensure it will be able to comply fully with its Endangered Species Act (“ESA”) obligations to threatened Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast (“SONCC”) Coho Salmon and endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales (“Killer Whales”) that depend on Klamath River Chinook Salmon as prey.
The Yurok Tribe, with the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations (PCFFA) and the Institute for Fisheries Resources (IFR), sued the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) to ensure enough water will remain in the Klamath River to protect threatened coho salmon and endangered resident killer whales.
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