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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
Special investigator to probe anti-rent-control petition complaints in Santa Rosa (1 comment) Monday Sep 19th 9:44 PM
CAA may be backing anti-rent control petition in Santa Rosa Friday Sep 9th 11:47 PM
Greens to Protest Commission on Presidential Debates at Dominican Monday Sep 5th 12:32 PM
California Mission Foundation Tries to Declare El Camino Real a UNESCO World Heritage Site (1 comment) Monday Aug 22nd 2:25 AM
Rent control is coming to Santa Rosa (1 comment) Thursday Aug 18th 7:23 PM
Legal Filing Seeks to Halt Ranching Expansion, Elk Eviction at Point Reyes Tuesday Aug 16th 6:08 PMMore Local News...
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Bay Area Biologist Fighting for Sharks in South Africa Wednesday Sep 28th 10:34 AM
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 AM
Conservationists Urge Increased Protections of Silky Sharks at International Meeting Monday Jul 25th 10:19 AMMore 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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