NANFA-- sacrifices to protect the environment

Jay DeLong (
Fri, 15 Dec 2000 13:51:02 -0800

Regarding the comments on Snake River dam removal, studies by the National
Marine Fisheries Service, the agency with oversight on the issue, state
that removing the Snake River dams will not save the Snake River
salmon. To save those runs and keep healthy populations in the wild,
people downstream and elsewhere will have to make sacrifices they've pretty
much demonstrated they're not willing to do. Even if this were not the
case, does anyone truly believe that our new President would consider
removing those dams? The water use issues here (irrigation,
transportation, etc) would prevent that. He's a politician and it would be
political suicide.

I don't see the logic that our President's bird hunting and participation
in a bass tournament somehow suggest that there is someone with an
environment conscience under that hunting coat. I think anyone making that
connection needs first to consider his environmental-based actions in
Texas, including his abolishment of the Natural Heritage Program and
weakening of water quality regulations. I'm not trying to incite anything
I promise, just hopeful for calm logical dialogue for my own education.

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA

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