Yesterday, the Under Solen team went to a Portland Courtroom with our friends at Save Our Wild Salmon.
After 15 years of fighting tooth and nail in federal court, fishing and conservation groups left U.S. District Court Judge Redden’s Courtroom yesterday ready to wait at least an additional 2 weeks for an answer. Will the federal agencies step up and do what is needed to save Columbia-Snake River salmon?
We sure hope so because protecting this iconic species is about more than just saving a fish. It’s about family-wage jobs in communities throughout the Northwest. It’s about saving a healthy food source, a cultural icon, and a way of life. It’s about policy guided by science and the law, not politics. What we really need is for our elected leaders to demand and execute a solid salmon recovery plan for all our rivers. Right now. Today. Not next year. And unfortunately, this plan is nowhere near that.
Read more about the hearing here.