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State Joins Feds
in Salmon Recovery Legal Battle

by Editorial Staff
KBCI, December 21, 2005

BOISE -The state of Idaho says the Ninth Circuit Court is wrong about salmon recovery.

The state has joined the federal government in an appeal of a ruling that said the Bush Administration's salmon recovery plan is illegal.

Judge James Redden said the Bush Plan is flawed for several reasons.

First, because it considers dams as a part of the natural environment since they were in place prior to the Endangered Species Act.

Secondly, Redden said the Bush plan simply provides for non-extinction of salmon rather than recovery.

Redden gave the federal government one year to come up with what he called a legal and biologically sound plan.

Thursday's appeal of that ruling was filed with the U.S. District Court.

Editorial Staff
State Joins Feds in Salmon Recovery Legal Battle
KBCI, December 21, 2005

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