Can’t Get More Endangered than Killed

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When average citizens kill federally endangered steelhead trout without first obtaining “taking” permits, they can be fined up to $10,000 per fish. But when the federal Bureau of Reclamation accidentally killed an alleged 393 juvenile trout two years ago along a short stretch of creek right below Lake Cachuma, the Bureau got off by agreeing to do what it had already been mandated to do 15 years before: keep enough water in the creek to prevent the fish from croaking.

LINK (via: The Santa Barbara Independent)


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