Twin milestones illustrate importance of Endangered Species Act
"Friday (May 18, 2012) was national Endangered Species Day and "never have our endangered salmon faced such a critical tipping point as they do right now," according to Portland-based Save Our Wild Salmon. The organization calls for "a new approach to salmon policy on the Columbia-Snake, one that involves those most affected by salmon and the decisions being made about their survival. Many people have a stake in the fate of these fish, including tribes, farmers, fisherman, energy producers and users, and others." In other words, all of us."