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Saving Salmon and the Environment

by James Kintzele III
The Seattle Times, September 2, 2007

I just read "Our lawmakers can help hatch a vibrant future for salmon" [guest commentary, Sept.4]. Donald Barbieri has taken a very strong stance when standing up for our nation's salmon.

Our region needs to be asking what future we want to create, and figure out how to get there. We need political leadership to be asking these questions and bringing people together to craft solutions.

The debate over the Snake River dams and endangered salmon is central to this question of the future. Do we really want to remain stuck in old, tired and failing patterns? Or are there opportunities to plan for and achieve more successful, more sensible communities that can really work for our citizens, our economy, and our natural resources and environment?

James Kintzele III, Mount Vernon
Saving Salmon and the Environment
The Seattle Times, September 2, 2007

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