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Tag: Snake River dams


Fed’s salmon plan as good as it will get

This editorial will appear in Tuesday’s print edition.

For a federal judge in Portland, it’s go time.

U.S. District Judge James Redden has presided over nearly a decade of litigation on the federal government’s plan to recover the Columbia River basin’s 13 federally protected runs of salmon and steelhead.

He’s rejected a Democratic administration’s proposal and a Republican administration’s proposal. Now he’s faced with something of a hybrid – and a ticking clock.

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