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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
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Marin Eagle Scout’s Final Project Will Get Redwood Trees Growing in Bay Area Classrooms Tuesday Jun 28th 10:18 AM
Patient Advocates Denounce Sonoma Sheriffs for Raids on Medical Cannabis Manufacturers (1 comment) Thursday Jun 16th 10:08 PM
Immediate Habitat Protection Sought for Killer Whales Along West Coast Monday Jun 6th 1:06 PM
Day of Action in Support of Familias Unidas and San Quintin, MX Farmworkers Monday May 16th 11:20 PMMore Local News...
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Conservationists Urge Increased Protections of Silky Sharks at International Meeting Monday Jul 25th 10:19 AM
Killer whales remain protected in Washington Wednesday Jun 15th 5:03 PM
Mary Kay Henry - Members Demand Say Aside The Rigged Election Results In SEIU 1021! (1 comment) Sunday Mar 27th 11:34 PM
Feds Launch Review of Endangered West Coast Orcas Wednesday Jan 27th 5:18 PM
Crowdsourcing to Spot Illegal Fishing Vessels at Cocos Island Marine Protected Area Thursday Aug 20th 11:59 AM
Feds Propose New Rules to Protect Whales, Dolphins in Other Countries Monday Aug 10th 4:35 PMMore Global News...
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Gene-Altered Salmon; The FDA is not credible Tuesday Dec 15th 9:43 PM
Human Trafficking in Sonoma County Tuesday Dec 15th 2:04 PM
‘Went in like Gestapo’–Sonoma sheriffs’ bloody rampage Friday Oct 9th 6:43 AM
American Nazi Craig Cobb Responsible for Deactivating Native American Facebook Accounts Sunday Mar 15th 3:43 PM
Proposed Vallejo Ordinance to Close All Cannabis Dispensaries (6 comments) Sunday Mar 15th 11:12 AM
Sonoma County's Plan Aimed at Winter Homelessness Falls Short Tuesday Dec 9th 10:40 AMOpen Newswire...
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