Appeals Court Orders More Action To Protect Salmon, Steelhead In Columbia Basin

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A federal appeals court ruled Friday that the Environmental Protection Agency must do more to protect Columbia Basin salmon and steelhead from dangerously warm river temperatures.

The ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals came in response to a lawsuit filed by environmental and fishing groups. It upheld a 2018 ruling by a federal judge in Washington that the EPA had failed to meet its responsibilities under the Clean Water Act. Specifically, the states of Oregon and Washington failed to protect salmon from waters that got too warm.

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