NWEA Continues Legal Fight to Bring Cold Water to Salmon, Steelhead, and Bull Trout in Oregon

In December, a federal court heard oral argument in NWEA’s six-year old case challenging Oregon’s water quality standards for temperature. Salmon, steelhead, and bull trout are the Pacific Northwest’s “canary in the coal mine,” making the temperatures of our rivers the equivalent of the poisonous gas that killed the canaries.  Looking at rising stream temperatures is like holding a mirror up to the logging, farming, ranching, development, and water removals that have fundamentally altered the […]

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