Bust the dams, save the salmon
Obama administration has a chance to
end series of flawed recovery plans
The Buffalo News Editorial, August 10, 2009
This year’s change of federal administrations has changed many things, and now it has a chance to change one more: the fate of a far-away fish.
By Friday, the Obama administration has to tell a federal court whether it will support a flawed Bush administration plan or work with a wide range of Pacific Northwest interests to save that fish, an economy and a way of life. The federal government, so far, keeps coming up with inadequate remediation plans that are driving some species of salmon toward extinction.
This fight has been going on for more than a decade, and it should end. Sit down with the stakeholders—beers optional.