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Federal Judge Upholds Salmon Protections: A Big Win for Fish, Rivers, and People

by Josh Vincent — last modified Oct 31, 2011 05:55 PM

Today, a federal judge upheld measures required to protect endangered salmon and steelhead from three highly toxic pesticides. The protections were included in a biological opinion issued by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) in 2008. Pesticide manufacturers seeking to overturn those protections challenged NMFS’s findings, but the court squarely rejected their challenges. read more...