Stop the ‘Salmon Extinction Act’
As you read this, endangered baby salmon in the Snake and Columbia rivers are attempting to make their way downstream on their way to the ocean. But a series of dams and slackwater reservoirs stands in their way.
Spilling water over the tops of the dams makes their journey a little easier. But a bill in Congress would halt this important measure, pushing the Northwest’s iconic salmon closer to extinction.
H.R. 3144, would not only prevent emergency salmon-saving measures, it would weaken the Endangered Species Act and prevent further study of longer-term salmon-saving solutions, including removal of the four dams on the lower Snake River.
H.R. 3144 takes us in the wrong direction. Speak up against this bill so we can enjoy a future of healthy rivers and abundant salmon for generations to come.