Judge Blasts Feds Over Long-Delayed Salmon Protections at Oregon Dams

Dams in the Willamette Valley are killing the majority of the young salmon and steelhead that try to pass on their way out to sea, and the Army Corps of Engineers violated the Endangered Species Act by refusing to take steps to reduce those deaths, a federal judge ruled Monday.

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US Delays Oil Pipeline Approvals After Court Ruling

The Army Corps of Engineers has suspended a nationwide program to approve oil and gas pipelines, power lines and other utility work, spurred by a court ruling that industry representatives say could slow or halt numerous infrastructure projects due to environmental concerns.

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