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Sauk-Suiattle tribe sues Seattle utility over green stance

Sep. 18, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe has filed a class-action lawsuit against the city of Seattle on behalf of its members and the public, saying the electric utility’s green power claims are misleading and hurting the tribe. The lawsuit filed in King County...

Faeroese salmon exporter joins chorus, condemns dolphin hunt

Sep. 17, 2021 04:11 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — One of the Faeroe Islands’ largest farmed salmon exporters has condemned the slaughter of a large number of white-sided dolphins on the North Atlantic archipelago as part of the islanders’ traditional drive of sea mammals into shallow water, where they are...

Feds OK plan to cut salmon fishing when needed for orcas

Sep. 15, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Federal officials have approved a plan that calls for cutting nontribal salmon fishing along the West Coast when the fish are needed to help the Northwest’s endangered killer whales. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries adopted the...

Tribe threatens lawsuit to speed Skagit estuary restoration

Sep. 10, 2021 19:17 PM EDT

LA CONNER, Wash. (AP) — The Swinomish Tribe is threatening to sue the federal government to speed up estuary restoration — and salmon preservation — on the Skagit River delta. Much of the estuary has been drained and closed off with tide gates to facilitate...

Lawsuit: Dam operator is violating Endangered Species Act

Sep. 09, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Environmental groups contend four Kennebec River dams are violating federal law by harming endangered Atlantic salmon. Brookfield Renewable U.S. is violating the federal Endangered Species Act because an exemption spelling out limits on the death...

EPA seeks to restart process that could restrict Alaska mine

Sep. 09, 2021 14:53 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday it would seek to restart a process that could restrict mining in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region, which is renowned for its salmon runs. The announcement is the latest in a long-running...

Judge orders action to help salmon, steelhead in Oregon

Sep. 03, 2021 15:07 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to take immediate action to improve fish passage at dams in Oregon’s Willamette Basin. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that in a final opinion and order issued this week, U.S. District...

Maine river sees fewer Atlantic salmon this year

Aug. 30, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The Penobscot River is on track to see the fewest Atlantic salmon in recent years, Maine state officials said. According to a trap count report provided by the Maine Department of Marine Resources on August 23, 520 salmon had passed through the...

Sockeye salmon viewable at nature center in Boise

Aug. 18, 2021 15:41 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Fifteen live adult sockeye salmon have been released for public viewing at a nature center in Boise, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game says. The agency said Tuesday that the sockeye can be viewed at the MK Nature Center’s Alpine Lake aquarium....

About 96,000 salmon die after chlorine leak in Arctic Norway

Aug. 10, 2021 09:47 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — About 96,000 farmed salmon are believed to have died when a leak in a nearby tank sent 15,000 liters (4,000 gallons) of chlorine into a fjord in Arctic Norway. Roger Pedersen, a spokesman for the salmon farming company Grieg Seafood, said the...