Friday, August 14, 2009

Obama stalls, no new Columbia BiOp

The Obama Administration will not yet deliver its updated Columbia River Biological Opinion until it explains it to the litigants, according to a recent legal note delivered to the Redden court. Judge Redden accepted the deadline extension from today to September 15th. Plaintiffs such as environmental groups, Oregon, and the Nez Perce Tribe unsuccessfully requested a "status review" from the court, expressing their dissatisfaction with the federal government's position and process. They indicated the federal government has failed to make adequate changes to the 2008 BiOp. For more information, see the Columbia River Bulletin's article.

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