Monday, May 2, 2011

Oregon SB 945 Protects Salmon From Road Runoff

Oregon State Senators are currently considering a bill which would phase out copper from brake pads throughout the state. Copper is known to inhibit salmon's physiological function and can cause high levels of prespawn mortality in returning adults, when fall rains flush large amounts of dust and other material that has collected on roadways. Washington and California have already passed legislation to remove copper from brake pads. If you're an Oregon resident, contact your legislator and ask them to support SB 945. More information and a link to contact your state senator:

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