Salmon in the Courtroom

Yesterday, the Under Solen team went to a Portland Courtroom with our friends at Save Our Wild Salmon.

From the Save Our Wild Salmon blog:

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.

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