The State of Washington Appears to
by Mary Lynn Gregson
Thank you for your editorial on Judge Redden and Columbia River salmon. Redden has done all he can for salmon, given the set of intractable federal agencies. I hope Judge Simon will take the ball and run toward something new. Balancing the needs of river and resource users in the Columbia Basin will be difficult, but it's this work now, on open collaboration among all parties, that will be worth it to provide certainty down the road.
The state of Washington appears to have come to a cynical conclusion that it's not worth spending any political capital to move toward a solution. The federal agencies take a similar approach: Do the bare minimum in crafting a plan and roll the dice in court. No one benefits in this scenario. The state of Oregon supports a new, open discussion. It's time for the rest of the Northwest to do the same.
Judge of the River by Editorial Board, The Oregonian, 12/5/11
We Should Embrace the Cleaner, Greener Technologies of the 21st Century by Reed Burkholder, The Oregonian, December 10, 2011
Minimum Recovery Goals for Wild Salmon is Abysmal by Jennifer Siler, The Oregonian, December 10, 2011
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