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Tippets: GM Salmon Petition, Yellowstone Lake Trout Milestone, EIC on Puget Sound Steelhead, Update on Provo River Oil Spill, Protection for Westslope Cutthroat

Posted on December 09 2015

  • The FDA recently approved genetically engineered salmon for sale and human consumption, without a labeling requirement. A petition on to urges President Obama to stop the approved genetically engineered salmon, or to introduce measures require labeling. Read more and sign the petition here.
  • The fight against lake trout in Yellowstone Lake reached a milestone this year, recording record numbers of non-native lake trout removed from the water. Read more via Idaho Statesman.
  • Brett Wedeking analyzes the recently released environmental impact statement for hatchery steelhead in Puget Sound. “Given the options laid out in the recent draft EIS, NOAA may opt for hatchery status quo, but officially doesn’t have an opinion, yet.” Public comment on the draft EIS is open through Dec. 28, 2015.
  • Spencer Durrant reports that quick action by first responders helped mitigate “environmental catastrophe” on Utah’s Provo River, after a semi hauling two oil tankers crashed due to adverse road conditions and some of its contents made their way into the river. Read more via Orvis.
  • A threatened population of westslope cutthroat trout in Alberta, Canada is receiving critical protection from the federal government. The habitat order prohibits the destruction of the native trout’s habitat. Via The Calgary Herald.

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