Feds, Others File Reply Briefs In Ninth Circuit Over Judge’s More Spill For Fish Order

Defendants in a district court case that resulted in injunctive relief ordering more spring spill at eight lower Snake and Columbia river dams said in reply briefs before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that the current biological opinion covering dam operations on the rivers is improving survival of salmon and steelhead listed under the federal Endangered Species Act, not causing the irreparable harm that would be needed to warrant an injunction.

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