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H.R. 394, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

79 FR 40004

ELR Federal Agency Update

H.R. 4097, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

Native Fish Society v. National Marine Fisheries Service

ELR Case

A district court held that the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) violated NEPA and the ESA in approving certain operations at a fish hatchery on Oregon's Sandy River. NMFS regulations provide an exemption for the otherwise...

Humane Society v. Pritzker

ELR Case

The Ninth Circuit, in an unpublished opinion, held that the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) did not violate the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) or NEPA when it authorized Idaho, Oregon, and Washington to kill up to 85...

Alaska: Fisheries

ELR State Update Item

78 FR 25266

ELR Federal Agency Update

United States v. Washington

ELR Case

A district court issued a permanent injunction ordering the state of Washington to repair or replace culverts under state-owned roads that that block fish passage to and from inland waters. The court agreed with Native American tribes'...

Alaska: Fisheries

ELR State Update Item

Must the Public Pay Miners Not to Pollute? A Takings Analysis of a Proactive §404(c) Action in Bristol Bay, Alaska

ELR Article

A potential federal action under §404(c) of the Clean Water Act to prohibit or restrict the disposal of mine wastes from large-scale hardrock mines like the proposed Pebble Mine in waters of the Bristol Bay Watershed, which supports the...