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NFC: Fw: [Updates] ACTION ALERT -- WE NEED YOUR IMMEDIATE CALLS TO PROTECT SALMON!
WE NEED YOUR IMMEDIATE CALLS TO PROTECT SALMON!
TOMORROW, JULY 21ST, THE HOUSE RESOURCES COMMITTEE WILL VOTE ON THE
"ANTI-SALMON" HASTINGS RESOLUTION. WE NEED YOUR HELP TODAY TO DEFEAT
H. Con. Res. 63, introduced by Rep. Doc Hastings (R-WA), signals the
Administration to ignore dam removal as an option for recovering
and endangered salmon and steelhead runs on the Columbia and Snake
This position flies in the face of what the American people deserve:
rational, balanced consideration of all the options for restoring these
valuable fish runs. And the resolution sends the signal to President
Clinton and Vice President Gore that they should ignore the scientific
economic studies that point to dam removal as the best option for
Snake River salmon.
Largely because of four federal dams on the Lower Snake River, every
species of Snake River salmon is now listed under the Endangered Species
Act. This December, the National Marine Fisheries Service will release
long-term recovery plan for Snake River salmon, and partial removal of
four dams is one of the options being studied.
IF THIS IMPORTANT DECISION IS TO BE CREDIBLE AND RATIONAL, DAM REMOVAL
CONTINUE TO BE STUDIED AS A RECOVERY OPTION.
The four Members of Congress listed below can make the difference between
stopping the Hastings Resolution in its tracks and sending it onto the
House floor (and moving salmon one step closer to extinction).
Please call EACH of these offices and urge them to "allow science to
determine what's best for salmon. Please oppose the Hastings
Calls must be made before 10 AM Wednesday morning, Eastern Time. You can
leave messages tonight, and the staff people will get them in the
NAME OF REPRESENTATIVE ASK FOR PHONE
Rep. John Duncan (R-TN) Don Walker 202/225-5435
Rep. Don Sherwood (R-PA) Joy Ditto 202/225-3731
Rep. Jim Saxton (R-NJ) Simi Batra 202/225-4765
Rep. Robin Hayes (R-NC) Kyla Fell 202/225-3715
For more information on salmon recovery efforts on the Lower Snake River,
visit http://www.amrivers.org/snake.html or http://www.removedams.org or
contact Justin Hayes or Dave Wise at 202-347-7550.
1025 Vermont Ave, NW, #720
Washington, DC 20005
smcdowell at amrivers_org