From Governor Jay Inslee’s Salmon “rescue” plan announced Tuesday:
“Hydroelectric impacts. Collaborate on the Columbia and Snake River hydropower impacts and participate in new hydropower licensing efforts to ensure we address impacts to salmon and state waters. Determine if there are reasonable ways to replace the benefits of the four lower Snake River dams if the federal government decides to remove them. »(Bold letters added to underline)
INSLEE PROMOTES SNAKE RIVER DAM REMOVAL
You need to understand how these plans are formulated. Talk politics. He did not outright say tear them down, but in the age-old parlance of politicians it is clear that he does not categorically support hydropower when it comes to its environmental causes.
Increase the number of law enforcement officers to enforce fishing laws and coordinate compliance efforts with federal agencies and tribes. “
Governor Inslee released his proposals to save our ailing salmon on Tuesday, December 14. during a press conference at LaConner Wa.
He is proposing to spend $ 187 million on various platforms to ensure that what his experts are saying is the struggling salmon population, especially with certain species.
INSLEE WANTS TO MONITOR AND LIMIT COMMERCIAL AND OTHER SALMON FISHING
This passage is from his plan:
“Expand our monitoring of recreational and commercial catches of salmon in fresh waters along Puget Sound, the coast, Puget Sound marine waters and the ocean. Increase the number of law enforcement officers to enforce fishing laws and coordinate compliance efforts with federal agencies and tribes. “
Simply put, look for any significant restrictions ahead if the legislature passes bills to give it that plan.
To see the plan for yourself, click on the button below. By the way, the $ 187 million Salmon plan is four times as much money as was allocated for small business relief from COVID through the Working Washington plans. Four times.
Many of these plans will result in reduced fishing and aquatic employment for many restaurant businesses.
To read his plan, and you should, click the button below.