Groups Sue to Protect California Spring Chinook Salmon

June 7, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

Several sportfishing, fly fishing conservation and environmental groups are suing to prevent activities by a Pacific Gas and Electric facility from causing another massive fish kill on Butte Creek. “‘Enormous efforts were made to bring the spring-run chinook back from the brink of extinction, including the removal of several dams on lower Butte Creek,’ said Allen Harthorn of Friends of Butte Creek. ‘It’s time for FERC to consult formally with the NOAA-Fisheries to reassess the impacts of the DeSabla-Centerville hydroelectric project.'” Dan Bacher on Tidepool.org.