Will Oregon Keep Freshwater Mussels from Extinction?

Are freshwater mussels likely to become the next species on the brink of extinction and the new beacon of water quality problems in the Northwest?  NWEA recently submitted comments demonstrating that freshwater mussels are a rapid decline and their loss puts entire ecosystems at risk.  The occasion for comments was Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) proposed water quality standard for ammonia. The new ammonia standard is a direct consequence of NWEA’s lawsuits against the […]

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