Protect Endangered Species. Save Wild Salmon!
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Protect Endangered Species. Save Wild Salmon!

    1. Charles Hancock Be Helpful Not Hurtful
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      Charles Hancock Be Helpful Not Hurtful

      Portland, OR

President Obama has an opportunity to protect both the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the one-of-a-kind salmon of the Snake River. On May 20th, the administration will release its salmon plan for the iconic Columbia and Snake Rivers, once the most abundant salmon watershed in the world. By setting the protection and restoration bar drastically low for species already on the brink of extinction, this plan could weaken ESA protections for every endangered species in the nation.

The Columbia-Snake Rivers may not be in your backyard, but the effects of this decision will be.

These one-of-a-kind salmon are fighting right now to survive - tackling a gauntlet of dams, escaping predators and climbing higher than any salmon on Earth. They're doing their part. Now let's do ours.

Take action today to save salmon and protect America's endangered species.

 

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    • johnny cichowski CLOVER, SC
      • almost 2 years ago

      As a disabled combat veteran It is important to protect the land that my brothers and I defended. It is a appalling to see American wildlife needlessly destroyed. Very few non-imposing regulations could keep this America beautiful for all future generations. Copper in Chinese brake pads is killing American wildlife, lets join together to end this menace and protect our salmon population.

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    • Jerrod Torrence CLOVER, SC
      • almost 2 years ago

      The copper content in brake pads is a threat to our water systems and aquatic life. Traditional brake pads are usually comprised of materials including asbestos, lead, antimony, and copper. These materials are worn off the pads and eventually wind up in the environment, contaminating our water resources. Many chemicals in polluted runoff, such as copper, directly harm salmon (whom are listed under the endangered/threatened species list, if you refer to the link below) and other fish. Copper interferes with the ability of salmon to smell, which they need to avoid being eaten by predators, and to navigate back to their natal streams to spawn. PFC Carbon Metallic pads meet all the environmental regulations and contain no harmful substances, and would help reduce the amount of water pollution that directly effects salmon.

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    • Alan Francisco SAN YSIDRO, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Not protecting riparian life doesn't serve Oregon.

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    • carol ratcliffe CORTES ISLAND, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      We all need to help save our wild slamon which so many other species are dependat on.

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    • Stephanie Elliott MIDDLETOWN, CT
      • over 2 years ago

      We should be protecting our natural resources, especially important food resources. Thank you!

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