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Let's Stop Wasting Money
and Start Saving Salmon

by Tom McGrath
Idaho Statesman, May 31, 2009

I want to applaud the Obama administration for at long last reviewing the government's high-dollar, low-yield, Northwest salmon recovery plan. Last week, the administration sent a letter to Judge Redden, who is deciding the fate of our endangered salmon, asking for 30 to 60 days to review the latest recovery plan. Hopefully, a new administration can stop wasting our tax dollars and start saving our salmon. As a longtime Idaho resident and fisherman, I know that salmon recovery could mean millions of dollars for the state's economy, unquantifiable benefits for ecosystems, and some darn good fishing.

I hope the administration can ditch the past failed strategies and find new collaborative solutions for our salmon.

Tom McGrath, Boise
Let's Stop Wasting Money and Start Saving Salmon
Idaho Statesman, May 31, 2009

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