Columbia Basin Salmon and the Courts: Reviving the Parity Promise
14 Pages Posted: 15 Jun 2017
Date Written: June 14, 1995
This article discusses two landmark judicial decisions of 1994: Idaho Department of Fish & Game v. National Marine Fisheries Service and Northwest Resource Information Center v. Northwest Power Planning Council. Despite agency attempts to restore depleted salmon runs in the Columbia River system caused by hydroelectric development and operations, both decisions held that the agencies violated the law by not acting fast enough or going far enough in restoration efforts. Professor Blumm explains how the decisions and their aftermath could have a significant effect on efforts to preserve and restore beleaguered Columbia River salmon runs.
Keywords: Hydropower, Fish and Wildlife, Salmon, Endangered Species, Federalism
JEL Classification: H11, H77, H82, K23, K32, K41, N52, N72, O13, O44, Q22, Q25, Q28, Q42, Q48, R53
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