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Environment groups sue to spill water


U.S. Department of Energy

If the injunction is approved, more water would spill over the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River.

PORTLAND - Twelve environmental groups are suing to have more water spilled over dams along the Snake and Columbia rivers for endangered salmon and steelhead.

They filed for an injunction in the U.S. District Court in Portland on July 16.

Earthjustice, representing 11 other groups including American Rivers, Idaho Rivers United, National Wildlife Federation ,and the Sierra Club, are responding to the recent heat wave in the Pacific Northwest by demanding more water be spilled next spring.

"Increasing spill helps flush juvenile fish along their perilous river migration to reach the ocean wher...

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