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NOAA Says Pot Growers Threaten Salmon

salmonOREGON — Federal biologists say the marijuana industry is harming salmon. NOAA says pot growers in California and Oregon illegally suck water from creeks where Coho salmon live and it’s a key threat to the species.

Biologists say the growers are also spreading fertilizer and pesticides in the salmon streams. NOAA says it’s issuing a recovery plan that calls for officials to get a better handle on the amount of water taken out of the streams.

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