Description: Challenge to adequacy of environmental impact statement prepared in connection with project to dredge and deepen Columbia River navigation channel.
Northwest Environmental Advocates v. National Marine Fisheries Service
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 08/23/2006 Opinion Download District court judgment affirmed. The Ninth Circuit held that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' EIS associated with a project to dredge and deepen the Columbia River navigation channel was adequate. One judge dissented, stating that the Corps' analysis of the salinity impacts of the project was deficient because it did not contain any analysis of the impacts of climate change on the Pacific Ocean and Columbia River and how this would affect salinity.