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$90 million salmon restoration bill clears House
By The Times-Standard
A bill setting aside tens of millions of dollars
for salmon restoration programs took a major step
forward this week.
The U.S. House of Representatives approved $90
million for salmon restoration projects and other
anadromous fish species native to California and
the Pacific Northwest, according to a press
release issued Wednesday by North Coast Rep. Mike
A growing number of salmon and other Northwest
fish species have been listed as endangered or
threatened by the federal government, with salmon
disappearing from nearly half of their traditional
spawning streams along the West Coast.
"Habitat loss is one of the primary causes of the
drastic decline in salmon and steelhead along
California's North Coast," Thompson said in a
statement. "Early efforts at the state level have
begun the process of increasing those populations.
This federal funding is another step forward in
our commitment to bringing these fish back."
The bill now moves to the U.S. Senate for
Thompson, D-St. Helena, has also introduced the
Pacific Salmon Recovery Act, which would set aside
$600 million over three years for similar projects
across the Pacific Northwest.
Saturday February 25, 2012 05:11 AM Pacific
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