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Feds Sue Man Who Blocked Spawning Stream

OAKLAND (CN) - Luke Brugnara of San Francisco illegally took endangered steelhead trout, blocked access to their spawning grounds by building an illegal dam on Little Arthur Creek in Gilroy, and lied about it to federal officials, federal prosecutors say. Steelhead in Little Arthur Creek face extinction, and one reason for it is that Brugnara blocked access to their spawning ground, prosecutors say.

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