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Red Herrings

by Benton Williams
Seattle Times, January 9, 2004

The Northwest salmon are not only lost in the yellow zone but they are doomed to extinction if Draconian action is not taken. Here are some reasons:

As your editorial states: "the breaching of dams comes with extraordinary financial costs to taxpayers... " not mentioning the billions already wasted on a failed system of barging. Salmon migrate in clear water, not in barges.

Let's apply the red zone to this imbroglio and find a way to restore salmon runs for employment, for the welfare of Indian tribes and for a prosperous Northwest industry.

Benton Williams, Port Orchard
Red Herrings
Seattle Times, January 9, 2004

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