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Federal Court Upholds Oregon's Right to Protect Water Quality and Fish Habitat


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Federal Court Upholds Oregon's Right to Protect Water Quality and Fish Habitat

Center for Biological Diversity

MEDFORD, Ore. - This morning a federal court upheld an Oregon law restricting motorized gold mining in and along sensitive salmon streams. The District of Oregon court held that the State of Oregon has the right to regulate both state and federal land to protect water quality and fish habitat, and that it has done so in a manner that does not conflict with federal law.

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