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Judge: Federal plan for restoring Northwest salmon runs not enough
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge in Oregon says a massive habitat restoration effort doesn't do enough to improve Northwest salmon runs. U.S. District Judge Michael H. Simon in Portland on Wednesday rejected the federal government's plan for offsetting the damage that dams in the Columbia River Basin pose to the fish. He found that for the past 20 years, U.S. agencies have focused on trying to revive the salmon runs without hurting the generation of electricity.