Tribes Settle Salmon Suit For $900M

Law360, New York (April 8, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Bush administration and certain Northwest Indian tribes have reached an agreement that would allow four hydroelectric dams in the Columbia River Basin to remain intact but would also pump $900 million into helping protect endangered salmon.

The agreement, announced Monday, is subject to a 16-day public comment period. It comes after the Bush administration lost a series of court battles that found it in violation of the Endangered Species Act.

“These agreements should provide greater certainty for Columbia River Basin fish recovery activities and for...
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