The Environmental Protection Agency is challenging a 2018 lower court decision at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that ruled the agency must complete temperature limits for the Columbia and Snake rivers.
The Trump Administration unveiled “improvements” to the Endangered Species Act’s implementing regulations this week, drawing immediate opposition and promised legal action from environmental groups and some political leaders.
The Washington Department of Ecology is demanding the Environmental Protection Agency hold more than two “online public hearings” as the federal agency moves forward on efforts to revise the state’s “fish consumption rule” which guides water quality standards.
A federal judge has denied the request of three conservation groups to order a federal agency to make immediate changes at federal Willamette River dams to improve conditions for migrating juveniles and spawning adult threatened spring chinook and winter steelhead.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday the Canadian government’s approval of the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion was “alarming and deeply disappointing.”
The Nez Perce Tribe recently filed a 60-day notice of intent to sue the Midas Gold Idaho, Inc., alleging the mining company has been illegally discharging arsenic and other pollutants at Stibnite Gold Project site in the headwaters of the South Fork of the Salmon River.
Oregon and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have eight years in which to replace water pollution clean-up plans that allow temperatures harmful to salmon in some of the state’s key river basins, a federal court ordered late Tuesday.
The states of Oregon and Idaho this week announced a settlement agreement regarding the operation of the Hells Canyon Complex on the Snake River that is intended to benefit water quality, habitat, and Columbia/Snake river basin fish.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s top official announced this week the agency will propose lifting protections for wolves throughout the lower 48 states, triggering predictable opposition from environmental groups and continued litigation.