Salmon: A Young Seattleite's Pleaby Grace Brennan
Seattle Times, February 26, 2021
Re: "Warming seas could wipe out Snake River chinook by 2060, scientists predict" [Feb. 18, Environment]:
I am a Pacific Northwest native, raised fishing, boating and exploring the Salish Sea. I am only 25 years old, and I have personally witnessed the decline of biodiversity in the Puget Sound, namely chinook salmon and the southern resident orcas that rely on them.
The research of U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, shows that if we do not remove the dams on the Lower Snake River, we will lose these environmentally and culturally critical species in the very-near future. I am calling on Washington’s U.S. Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray, along with Rep. Derek Kilmer, and Gov. Jay Inslee, to support Rep. Simpson’s proposal and to take bold action.
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