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Bull Trout Lawsuit Targeting Columbia Basin Dams Dismissed
BOISE (AP) — A federal lawsuit by an environmental group seeking to force federal agencies to analyze whether about two dozen dams operating in Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Montana are harming bull trout has been dismissed.
U.S. District Court Judge Marco Hernandez in a ruling last week said federal…
Federal Hatchery Violating Clean-water Laws
RICHLAND (AP) — A federal judge says the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is violating federal clean-water laws by discharging pollutants from its hatchery near Leavenworth without a required permit.
U.S. District Court Judge Salvador Mendoza Jr...
Feds Eye Central Idaho Forest Road Use Following Lawsuit
BOISE (AP) — Federal officials are reconsidering how roads and motorized trails in a portion of the Sawtooth National Forest could harm threatened bull trout following a lawsuit by an environmental group.
As a result, a federal judge on Wednesday put the lawsuit by WildEarth Guardians on hold u…
Groups Sue Seeking Protection for Forest-dwelling Fisher
SEATTLE (AP) — Four conservation groups have sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for not listing the Pacific fisher, a small, weasel-like predator, as a threatened species.
The lawsuit alleges the agency failed to consider the best scientific evidence when it decided not to provide the fish…
Bull Trout Lawsuit Targets 26 Dams in Columbia River Basin
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An environmental group has filed a federal lawsuit contending that 26 dams operating in Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Montana are harming bull trout and violating the Endangered Species Act.
The lawsuit filed by the Alliance for the Wild Rockies on Monday in Portland, Oregon…
Process Starts for Columbia River Basin Fishing Agreement
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal authorities are working on a plan aimed at deciding how much sport, commercial and tribal fishing for salmon and steelhead will be allowed in the Columbia River and its tributaries.
The joint environmental impact statement being prepared by the National Marine Fisher…
Feds Dragging Feet on Whether 9 Species Endangered
 
A lawsuit accuses the government of dragging its feet on deciding whether alligator snapping turtles and eight other species around the country need federal protection.
The Center for Biological Diversity says the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service missed decision deadlines for species including the Cal…

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