Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber said on June 4 that he will appeal Federal
Judge Janice Stewart’s ruling that the National Marine Fisheries Service
must reconsider its decision to list the Oregon coastal coho salmon.
Kitzhaber said Stewart’s interpretation "implies that the requirement
under the ESA for federal agencies to consider state conservation plans
means almost nothing; that state-led conservation efforts have no place
under ESA; that conservation efforts by individuals …