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Salmon Plan: Phony as a Lure

by Editors
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, February 3, 2006

The Bush administration's latest plan for saving salmon looks good. Beneath the surface, it's as dangerously phony as a fishing lure.

The plan emphasizes cuts in salmon catch. If combined with comprehensive habitat restoration, a fishing moratorium or something close could be a valid desperation measure. But this administration shrinks the areas deemed critical to salmon. Message: We don't care.

Apparently, the disinterest extends to river communities that would be harmed by cuts in catches that fail to restore abundant runs. As long as the administration tries to divert attention from the impact of dams, it doesn't have a plan.

Salmon Plan: Phony as a Lure
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, February 3, 2006

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