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National Wildlife Federation et al v National Marine Fisheries Service et al

24 May 2016

Oregon District Court 

Case no: 3:01-cv-00640-SI

Date of opinion: 4 May 2016

Judge: Michael H Simon, District Judge

Type: Review Application

The Federal Government’s plan for the management of salmon in the Columbia/Snake River systems was declared unlawful by the Oregon District Court on the grounds that the plan was scientifically flawed and that it did not take into account the potentially catastrophic impact of climate change in the survival of wild salmon.

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Section 24 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996

Everyone has the right to an environment that is not harmful to their health or well-being; and to have the environment protected, for the benefit of present and future generations, through reasonable legislative and other measures that prevent pollution and ecological degradation; promote conservation; and secure ecologically sustainable development and use of natural resources while promoting justifiable economic and social development.

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