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Sun Apr 13 2014 (Updated 04/15/14)California Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Salmon in Marin
Sun Apr 13 2014 (Updated 04/15/14)Failing to Mitigate Impacts of Future Development, Marin Countywide Plan Ruled Unlawful
In March, Turtle Island Restoration Network ‘s Salmon Protection And Watershed Network (SPAWN) won a legal battle with the County of Marin to protect the last population of wild California coho coastal salmon. A California appeals court affirmed SPAWN's position that the Marin county-wide plan was unlawful because the county failed to analyze cumulative impacts and provided spurious mitigation for destruction of salmon habitat.
The California Court of Appeals found that the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) completed by the County as mandated by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) failed to do sound environmental analysis and failed to properly mitigate the impacts of future development. It directed the lower court to ensure that the County complete a proper and legal environmental analysis, including a cumulative impact analysis, in order to enact its 2007 Countywide General Plan. The case will now move back to the lower court with a clear mandate from the CA Appeals Court to adequately protect California’s endangered coho salmon.
“It's a damn shame that the Marin Supervisors have wasted hundreds of thousands of tax-payer dollars and years of inaction defending an indefensible and environmentally harmful position instead of working with SPAWN to take common-sense actions to save these endangered fish for the public good,” said Todd Steiner, wildlife biologist and executive director of Turtle Island Restoration Network’s SPAWN program.
Read More | Turtle Island Restoration Network | See Also: Marin County’s Golden Opportunity to Protect Region’s Endangered Coho Salmon | Salmon Protection Advocates File Lawsuit Against Flawed Marin County Streamside Ordinance
Video | Police Brutality in Vallejo, California (6 comments) Saturday Mar 11th 12:20 PM
Santa Rosa, March and Rally for Trans Youth Monday Feb 27th 9:40 PM
First-Ever Exposé Inside a US Lamb Slaughterhouse (1 comment) Friday Feb 3rd 2:01 PM
Public Higher Education: Free Tuition for California Students to the UC, CSU and Community College Systems Is Possible Today Tuesday Jan 31st 5:18 PM
Vigil and March for Angel Ramos, Murdered by Vallejo police (1 comment) Wednesday Jan 25th 10:21 PM
Sonoma County Stands for Women March Saturday Jan 21st 4:32 PMMore Local News...
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Turtle Island Statement on OMB Director Candidate Mick Mulvaney Friday Jan 20th 9:10 AM
Turtle Island Statement on EPA Administrator Candidate Scott Pruitt Friday Jan 13th 2:19 PM
Thousand of Activists Call for Protection of Silky Sharks at U.N. Wildlife Conference Wednesday Sep 21st 11:17 AM
Silky Sharks Singled Out as Species to Protect at International Conservation Meeting in Ha Thursday Sep 8th 9:13 AM
New Study Links Eating Shark Fins & Meat to Alzheimer’s Disease Thursday Sep 1st 8:45 AM
Senator Ben Allen Nominated for Presidential Champions of Change Award Thursday Sep 1st 8:33 AMMore Global News...
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Uber Self-Driving Car Wednesday Dec 14th 3:58 PM
Through my eyes Wednesday Dec 14th 12:13 PM
Women's Safety on Sonoma State University's campus Tuesday Nov 29th 7:55 PM
Women's safety on college campus (Sonoma State University and Santa Rosa Junior college) Tuesday Nov 29th 6:59 PM
The Effects of Officer Involved Shootings On Police Officers Tuesday Nov 29th 10:35 AM
Gene-Altered Salmon; The FDA is not credible Tuesday Dec 15th 9:43 PMOpen Newswire...
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