A U.S. District Court ruling this week charged a federal agency with not moving fast enough to ensure survival and recovery of Upper Willamette River wild spring chinook and wild winter steelhead, two species listed as threatened in 1999 under the federal Endangered Species Act.
Four conservation groups filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Missoula last week to require the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to restore what they say are proven safeguards for the protection and recovery of imperiled grizzly bears, Canada lynx, wolverine, and Columbia Basin bull trout on the Flathead National Forest in northwest Montana.
A biological opinion of a US Department of Agriculture Wildlife Service’s management program to lethally remove beavers in Oregon and the program’s impacts on fish species listed under the federal Endangered Species Act was completed June 8 by the National Marine Fisheries Service.
Regional tribes, environmental groups, water quality advocates and fishing organizations filed a lawsuit this week challenging what they say is the Trump administration’s “latest effort to dismantle laws that protect Washington State’s clean water and public health.”
The Supreme Court ruled last week that point source discharges to navigable waters through groundwater are regulated under the federal Clean Water Act.
After its request for a rehearing was rejected by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this month, the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday (April 10) agreed to develop Columbia and Snake river temperature limits, known as Total Maximum Daily Load, by May 18.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals refused the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s challenge that asked the court to rethink and rehear its decision that calls on the agency to move ahead in setting temperature limits for the Columbia and Snake rivers to protect salmon and steelhead.
Conservation groups sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service last week for what they say is a failure to protect wolverines as required by the Endangered Species Act.
Conservation groups filed suit in federal court Thursday to stop a process by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to allocate the water in its Willamette River basin reservoirs among irrigators, cities and fish, saying such an order is necessary to protect imperiled spring chinook salmon and winter steelhead.