Assertions that federal agencies violated terms of the Endangered Species
Act with actions related to a 1995 Biological Opinion for Snake River salmon
were rebuffed Monday by the Ninth U.S. Court of Appeals.
The BiOp outlines both short- and long-term measures designed to avoid
putting listed species at risk of extinction. It addresses the fate of
Snake River sockeye, spring/summer chinook and fall chinook salmon.
A goal set out in the BiOp was to decide this year on a long-term …