The salmon deserve better

Those are the imperiled salmon of the Pacific Northwest. And their very lives and continuity as native specie have long been imperiled by habitat destruction and hydroelectric dams within the Columbia River watershed. Judge James Redden is correct. If Americans, especially politicians, really gave a damn they would start clamoring – NOW – to have four dams on the lower Snake River breached and removed. For starters, that would show real resolve. We’ve got to fess up to the fact that our dam-building orgy of the past was a huge mistake. The failure of the Teton Dam in Idaho was only one significant milestone.

The NY Times offers this nice editorial take on the current situation.


One response to “The salmon deserve better

  1. I want to send you an award for most helpful intrenet writer.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s