Monday, March 14, 2011

Budget Threatens Rivers and Fish

As many of you may have heard by now, the House of Representatives last month passed a budget that was full of attacks on our environment. A few of the most egregious provisions in HR1 proposed to:

  • block implementation of the BiOp for ESA listed Central Valley Salmon
  • strip funding for dam removal on the Klamath
  • removing the EPAs authority to enforce clean water standards
  • defunding the San Joaquin restoration settlement act
these are just a few of the harmful provisions included in the House's version of the budget. Now the Senate must consider their own version of the budget and it is up to them to see to it that these politically motivated attacks on the environment not come to fruition. Visit TU's website to learn more and customize a letter to your Senator.

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