Enviro Says Northwest Power Plan Threatens Salmon

Law360, New York (July 8, 2010, 2:55 PM EDT) -- A conservation group has taken its fight over a regional power plan for the northwestern United States to a federal appeals court, saying the plan illegally inflates the cost of salmon mitigation and restoration and ignores the fish's environmental and economic benefits.

The Eagle, Idaho-based Northwest Resource Information Center filed suit Tuesday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit against the Northwest Power and Conservation Council.

Although the plaintiff commended the council — which develops and maintains a regional power plan and a...
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