McMorris Rodgers supports bill to protect endangered salmon in the PNW

McMorris Rodgers supports bill to protect endangered salmon in the PNW

Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers released the following statement Tuesday, in support of the Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act:

“Eastern Washington believes in both supporting clean, renewable hydropower and protecting our endangered salmon, a species so unique to the history of our region. Over the past 80 years, we’ve seen steady increases in salmon return rates on the Columbia and Snake Rivers, largely due to increased technology and innovation at our dams. This bill is another important step in protecting our endangered salmon. By mitigating sea lion predation we can increase fish recovery without costing Washingtonians hundreds of millions of dollars. I am proud to be a cosponsor of this bill to help advocate for Eastern Washington and protect our fish.”

McMorris Rodgers is a cosponor of the bill.