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Letter: Resources are disappearing

By Bill Kelley, Yacolt
Published: March 29, 2023, 6:00am

GOP Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Dan Newhouse, who are bashing President Joe Biden because he misspoke Colorado River instead of Columbia River, ought to grow up. Anybody can misspeak at times; I am sure they have.

Rodgers and Newhouse don’t support dam-breaching but don’t seem to understand nature or salmon’s natural habits. If salmon don’t get to breed up the river, you don’t have any. Since we are debating this, it’s obvious the years of hatcheries accomplished nothing. Today the Department of Natural Resources is debating closing the salmon fishing season. The history of mankind is use up the resource, move on. Now, that’s not possible. Resources are disappearing forever.

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