Tag Archives: Clean Water Act

PBS: Salmon Streams’ Struggle Continues 40 Years After Clean Water Act

PBS recently featured a report on tribal efforts to restore salmon. The report was based on work done during the filming of “Poisoned Waters.”

From the Jim Leher News Hour:

JIM LEHRER: Next tonight, America’s waterways nearly four decades after passage of the Clean Water Act.

Our story comes from special correspondent Hedrick Smith. It was drawn from his recent “Frontline” project called “Poisoned Waters.”

Cooperation Shows the Way

For years, Skagit County has been a battleground between fishermen and farmers. After a recent court victory the Swinomish Tribe is finding a way for the once warring sides to come together for the good of salmon habitat.

A few years back, the Swinomish Tribe sued Skagit County Dike District No. 22 for building tide gates without the permits they needed from the U.S. Army Corps …

Swinomish Tribe Wins Historic Case Against Dike District

SWINOMISH RESERVATION(Sept. 5, 2008) – A Federal District court judge in Seattle has ruled in favor of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community in a case involving a diking and drainage district’s failure to comply with the Clean Water Act and Endangered Species Act when replacing tidegates in its jurisdiction. The Tribe brought the lawsuit against Skagit County Dike District No. 22 after several years of …

Being Frank: Wisdom, Foresight, Courage And The Three “G’s”

OLYMPIA (April 11, 2006) — It’s a simple fact of Nature. Salmon need clean, cool water.

But meeting the water needs of salmon in today’s world is no easy task. It takes wisdom, foresight and courage. It also takes the cooperation and collaboration of the three “G’s” the federal, state and tribal governments. Local governments are also obviously important, as are non-governmental entities, but let’s concentrate …

To Save Threatened Chinook, Swinomish Tribe Prepared To Sue

Tribe files 60-day notice of intent, but still hopes negotiations can ward off a suit

LACONNER (September 11, 2003) — Seeking to protect Skagit chinook salmon, the Swinomish Tribe today notified a Skagit County Diking District of their intent to file a lawsuit under the federal Endangered Species Act and Clean Water Act. After years of attempting to find mutually acceptable solutions locally, the tribe is …