...don't even ignore 'em.
-- Samuel Goldwyn

Thursday, May 26, 2005


treenmountn1A U.S. District Court Judge in Portland, Oregon, ruled today that the federal government's new approach to managing dams in the Columbia River Basin violates the Endangered Species Act. The government had argued that their new ideas for salmon protection are based on the assumption that Columbia and Snake River dams are part of the ecosystem. The Justice Department argued that the dams were there before the Endangered Species Act, so.... Judge said no way. Can you see why the Administration wants more control over judicial appointments?

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