Thursday, June 25, 2009
Tell Rep. Baird to Protect Salmon and Science!
Residents of Washington State's 3rd District: Contact Congressman Brian Baird!
Help ensure that next time he'll vote to protect salmon, salmon-dependent communities, and science-based policy!
The National Marine Fisheries Service recently released a solid, science-driven plan to protect and restore imperiled salmon and other species in California's Sacramento-San Joaquin River Basin, a strong indication that the Obama Administration is headed in the right direction when it comes to protecting vital fisheries resources.
Last week however, Congressman Devin Nunes (R-CA) attempted to insert language into an appropriations bill that would have zeroed out funding to implement this plan.
Fortunately, this terrible amendment did not pass, BUT the fact that Congressman Baird voted for the measure does not bode well for issues facing salmon and steelhead, including those in his own backyard: the Columbia and Snake Rivers. Congressman Baird's vote was a vote against sound science and the Endangered Species Act.
Please send an email message to Congressman Baird or give his office a call.
Express your disappointment for his support of this bad amendment. Help ensure that next time he'll vote to protect salmon, salmon-dependent communities, and science-based policy.
Congressman Baird's DC office: (202) 225-3536