1) TAKE ACTION: The Salmon Solutions and Planning Act of 2011
On June 3, Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA) and Rep. Tom Petri (R-WI), joined by 10 additional co-sponsors from across the nation, introduced the Salmon Solutions and Planning Act (H.R. 2111) in the House of Representatives.
If passed, H.R. 2111 would provide Congress and federal agencies with up-to-date, thorough information about how best to protect and restore wild salmon and steelhead in the Columbia and Snake River Basin while also supporting local communities and saving taxpayer dollars.
From Congressman McDermott: “The time to act is now. Billions of public and private dollars have been spent on failed recovery projects that put politics over sound science. Failing to act would further jeopardize our struggling salmon populations that provide thousands of jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars in economic benefit for the nation. We must work together to create an innovative restoration strategy that saves this national treasure.”
Urge her/him to cosponsor H.R. 2111