Earthjustice is working to preserve science-based guidelines for managing water flows through the San Francisco Bay-Delta at levels that protect imperiled fish and orcas—and help to restore the Delta ecosystem.
Earthjustice has been involved in a long-running tussle with Pacific Gas and Electric and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission over the amount of water left in Butte Creek to benefit spawning spring-run king salmon.
Some lawsuits fail in court but still accomplish their overall objective. One such case rescued the Sacramento River winter-run king salmon. Mike Sherwood, the lead attorney on the case, tells the story.