Saturday, February 12, 2011

Cantwell and Murray v. Salmon


A great editorial in the Oregonian today on the ongoing litigation over the Snake River. The article provides a unique glimpse into the political landscape and how Washington's Senate delegation of Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell along with BPA administrators have strong armed NOAA officials into supporting the Bush BiOp. While it has long been thought that Murray and Cantwell were working behind the scenes to thwart discussions about dam removal on the lower Snake the FOIA documents cited in the article end any speculation. It is extremely alarming that two senators elected in part on their environmental credentials would work so tirelessly to suppress science and dialogue in order to appease industry lobbyists. Check out the article at the Oregonian's website:

http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2011/02/the_reckoning_a_looming_decisi.html

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