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EPA proposes restrictions to block proposed Alaska mine

Dec. 01, 2022 20:40 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed restrictions that would block plans for a copper and gold mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region that is home to the world’s largest sockeye salmon run. A statement from the regional EPA office...

Washington bans fish-farming net pens, citing salmon threat

Nov. 18, 2022 18:54 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington banned fish-farming with net pens in state waters on Friday, citing danger to struggling native salmon. Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz issued an executive order banning the aquaculture method, which involves raising fish in large floating pens...

'Momentous:' US advances largest dam demolition in history

Nov. 17, 2022 19:39 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — U.S. regulators approved a plan Thursday to demolish four dams on a California river and open up hundreds of miles of salmon habitat that would be the largest dam removal and river restoration project in the world when it goes forward. The Federal Energy...

US, Trout Unlimited eye stream restoration on forest lands

Nov. 16, 2022 14:19 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials on Wednesday announced a five-year, $40 million agreement with the conservation group Trout Unlimited to improve watersheds on national forests and grasslands that contain key habitat for trout and salmon. The U.S. Forest Service said Wednesday...

Washington won't renew leases for Puget Sound fish farms

Nov. 14, 2022 18:55 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington state Department of Natural Resources said Monday it will not renew a fish-farming company’s last remaining leases on net pens in Puget Sound. Department officials said Cooke Aquaculture has until Dec. 14 to finish steelhead farming and start...

US selects proposed plan for open-pit gold mines in Idaho

Oct. 31, 2022 17:19 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A plan for three open-pit gold mines in salmon habitat in east-central Idaho is one step closer to approval after the U.S. government selected the Canadian developer’s proposed plan for mitigating the project’s environment impact. The U.S. Forest Service on...

Fishermen face shutdowns as warming hurts species

Oct. 27, 2022 11:12 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Fishing regulators and the seafood industry are grappling with the possibility that some once-profitable species that have declined with climate change might not come back. Several marketable species harvested by U.S. fishermen are the subject of quota cuts,...

Mixed results for Idaho sockeye salmon return this year

Oct. 05, 2022 18:22 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — More imperiled Snake River sockeye salmon returned to central Idaho this year than in nearly a decade, but biologists are disappointed that few of them came from fish that spawned naturally in the wild. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game said Wednesday that...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Sep. 26, 2022 15:26 PM EDT

Detroit News. September 24, 2022. Editorial: Congress, leave abortion to the states Sen. Lindsay Graham’s proposal for a nationwide ban on abortions is not just a political disaster for Republicans, it’s bad policy for the nation. The South Carolina...