"Foodies," Trout Unlimited Launch Campaigns to Raise Awareness of Dam Impacts

“A national consumer campaign to save wild salmon will launch in Washington today, as about 200 chefs from restaurants in 33 states call on Congress to pass laws to restore river habitats and tear down massive hydroelectric dams that have decimated salmon species along the Pacific coast.” Margot Roosevelt, an LA Times staff writer, gives us an excellent overview of the issues at stake as Trout Unlimited and other groups go to the mat over degredation of west coast salmon habitat.
For more information on TU’s “Salmon Consumer’s Bill of Rights,” visit their Web site.
In a related story, Monday the National Marine Fisheries Service included Puget Sound steelhead in a group of other anadromous species that will be given further protections under the Endangered Species Act.

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