FILE - In this June 22, 2015 photo, Melissa Erkel, a fish passage biologist with the Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, looks at a culvert, a large pipe that allows streams to pass beneath roads but block migrating salmon, along the north fork of Newaukum Creek near Enumclaw, Wash. On Friday, May 19, 2017, a federal appeals court declined to reconsider a ruling that Washington state says will require it to pay nearly $2 billion on salmon habitat.
FILE - In this June 22, 2015 photo, Melissa Erkel, a fish passage biologist with the Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, looks at a culvert, a large pipe that allows streams to pass beneath roads but block migrating salmon, along the north fork of Newaukum Creek near Enumclaw, Wash. On Friday, May 19, 2017, a federal appeals court declined to reconsider a ruling that Washington state says will require it to pay nearly $2 billion on salmon habitat. Ted S. Warren, file AP Photo
FILE - In this June 22, 2015 photo, Melissa Erkel, a fish passage biologist with the Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, looks at a culvert, a large pipe that allows streams to pass beneath roads but block migrating salmon, along the north fork of Newaukum Creek near Enumclaw, Wash. On Friday, May 19, 2017, a federal appeals court declined to reconsider a ruling that Washington state says will require it to pay nearly $2 billion on salmon habitat. Ted S. Warren, file AP Photo

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May 19, 2017 8:15 PM

Washington loses fight, might pay up to $2B to save salmon

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