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Fish Passage Court Cases

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Georgetown Univ Law Center
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2009
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This work, produced by John D. Echeverria  at Georgetown University Law Center, collects and describes the early cases that he and his research assistant Christine Faller have been able to locate involving takings and other constitutional challenges to laws requiring dam owners to install fishways to allow migratory fish to pass upstream and downstream.  

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Echeverria, John D., and Christine Faller

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Court: Project does not interfere with religious freedom

In a recent decision (see the attachment below) issued by the US Court of Appeals, a judge decided that Snoqualmine Falls hydroelectric project does not interfere with a local tribe's religious freedom.The Snoqualmie India Tribe considers Snoqualmine Falls that lies within the project boundary to be a sacred site that played a role in the creation of the tribe. It also believes that the mist created by the Falls connects the earth with the heaven.

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https://www.hydroreform.org/sites/default/files/Opinion%20-%20Snoqualmie%20Indian%20Tribe%20v.%20FERC%20-%209th%20Circuit%20-2008-10.pdf