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E&E News
By Dylan Brown
Thursday, May 25, 2017

"This work not only cleans our water but provides thousands of high-paying, family-wage jobs in rural areas," Wood said. "And, of course, it makes the fishing better, which in turn drives a significant recreation economy."

Trout Unlimited has also championed similar good Samaritan legislation for hardrock mining. U.S. EPA has clarified hardrock liability protections before, but Wood said liability concerns keep his group and others from taking on major projects like flooded mine shafts, such as the Gold King mine that famously spilled in 2015.

"We're the most full-throated advocate for the Clean Water Act there is, but just some minor tweaks that make it easier to make improvements to water quality that may not be perfect is what we're looking for," Wood said.

Crosscut.com
By Daniel Jack Chasan
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

What does “good” mean? If you’re trying to be environmentally responsible while picking out a steelhead fillet to grill or saute or maybe steam with green onions and soy sauce, that’s less obvious than it may seem.

The Drake
By Brett Wedeking
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Brian Johnson, TU California Director, says, "These catastrophic salmon returns were triggered by the recent drought, but they are caused by decades of bad decisions by the state and federal government. If the drought taught us anything, it’s that we need to restore river habitat faster and better, and to dramatically improve our management of water to ensure adequate flows of cold, clean water when salmon need it most."

Alaska Dispatch News
By Alex DeMarban
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
An effort to study the feasibility of a 700-foot-wide, 300-foot-tall hydroelectric dam at a salmon-spawning stream connected to the Kenai River has generated quick opposition, some of it stirred by a pair of fishing guides getting their first taste of activism.
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
By Steven Nett
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

In 2009, the Sonoma RCD, working with the Sonoma County Water Agency, contacted the landowners to discuss a possible fish passage design, to be developed by Prunuske Chatham, Inc., a Sebastopol-based environmental consulting firm specializing in watershed rehabilitation. But in 2010, the landowners declined to go forward, uncomfortable with the scale of construction, months of heavy equipment and access roads and the potential loss of their drinking water.

The project found new life in 2013, as PCI Geomorphologist Lauren Hammack explains, when the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Trout Unlimited, a nonprofit grassroots organization working to restore and protect salmon and trout habitat, and PCI renewed contact and asked the creekside residents to reconsider. “To everyone’s immense gratitude,” Mary Ann King, director of Trout Unlimited’s Coastal Streamflows Restoration Project, says, they did.

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