Friday, February 11, 2011

House Rider Bill Weakens ESA Protections for Central Valley Salmon


Riders attached the House of Representative's appropriations bill are attacking ESA mandated protections for Central Valley salmon by 1. Eliminating all funding for implementation of certain titles in the San Joaquin River Restoration Program, including the release of interim flows. 2. Prohibiting the implementation of BiOps under the ESA protecting delta smelt and salmon. The language in the Bills can be found

view the HR1 the house appropriations bill here:

http://www.rules.house.gov/Media/file/PDF_112_1/legislativetext/2011crapprops/AppropCRFinal_xml.pdf

Language relevant to Central Valley Salmon on page 224 (section 1475)

Write to your representative and tell them not to allow this backdoor attack on Central Valley Salmon and the ESA

https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtml

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